The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Illustrated by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (English, 1833–1898), Engraved by William Harcourt Hooper (English, 1834–1912), Decoration designed by William Morris (English, 1834–1896)


44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

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Illustrated with woodcuts by W. H. Hooper after Burne-Jones; printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

Chaucer, Geoffrey. Works. Kelmscott Press, London, May 1896. Edited by F. S. Ellis. Illustrations by W. H. Hooper after Edward Burne-Jones. Embroidered linen slip-cover.


Acquired on August 27, 1914, from Goodspeed's Bookshop, Boston, by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

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William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent