The Clerk's Tale (from The Canterbury Tales) [Proof Plate]
(n. p.): (n. d.). Gill, Eric. Limited Edition. No binding. No. 4 of 10, numbered and signed by Eric Gill. Near fine. Item #17083263
The Golden Cockerel Press published an edition of Chaucer's collection of lyric narratives, "The Canterbury Tales", featuring wood engravings by Eric Gill (1882-1940); Gill designed initial capitals to begin each tale, and borders fill the work throughout.
This print, a proof print of "The Clerk's Tale" (P656) on laid paper, has one of Gill's classically sensual figures perched in a tree, with an initial capital S that would begin the tale; the print is signed in pencil "Eric G" below the engraving, with the limitation number also in his hand.
___DESCRIPTION: Thin cream laid paper, top edge untrimmed, printed in black; leaf (including margins) 7.75" by 11", engraving 5.25" by 8", in an edition of 10, this number 4, numbered and signed by Eric Gill.
___CONDITION: Near fine, clean overall with a few very faint foxing marks to lower margin, some light creasing around the edges.
___CITATION: Skelton P656.
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