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De Luxe Edition. Translation of J. U. Nicolson. Introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould. Text richly illustrated with pen, brush, and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent, full page and vignettes. 8vo; 24 cm.; 9.5 inches tall; 627 pages.
A collection of short stories told by a group of thirty-odd English pilgrims who are making the sixty mile, four day trip from Southwark, a suburb of London, to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury.
Geoffrey Chaucer ( 1343 - 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. -------- Rockwell Kent (1882 - 1971) was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and writer. A transcendentalist and mystic in the tradition of Thoreau and Emerson, whose works he read, Kent found inspiration in the austerity and stark beauty of wilderness.
Though never radically innovative, represented scenes of nature and adventure with such vividness and drama that he became one of the most popular American artists of the first half of the 20th century.
Carefully handled, Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Bookplate on verso of Front free enfpage. Dust Jacket bright and clean has small loss lower rear spine and is protected in a Mylar sleeve.
Title: Canterbury Tales
[Rockwell Kent - Illustrations]
Illustration: Rockwell Kent
Edition: De Luxe Edition.
Publisher: New York, Garden City Publishing: 1934
Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
Book Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo; 24 cm.; 9.5 inches tall; 627 pages.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009700