The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer

1930
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971), Author Geoffrey Chaucer (English, died in 1400), Publisher Covici-Friede (American, 20th century), Printer Samuel Aiwaz Jacobs (American, 20th century)


Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 39 x 26.5 x 3.5 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.741

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical lithographs, 25 of which are two-color full-page

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(New York: Covici-Friede, 1930) Folio, 2 vols.; (v. 1) [3 ff.] 250 pp., plus plates; (v. 2) [4 ff., pp. 251-529, 1 f.] plus plates; original publisher’s gilt-stamped beige cloth (cream-colored phase boxes).

Literary illustrations.


New York: Covici-Friede, 1930

Signed

Pen and black ink below colophon, vol. 2: "Rockwell Kent."

Provenance

Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 21, 2000.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection

Copyright

By permission of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh College Foundation, Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection.