The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer
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
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.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with photomechanical lithographs, 25 of which are two-color full-page
Not On View
(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).
New York: Covici-Friede, 1930
Pen and black ink below colophon, vol. 2: "Rockwell Kent."
Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 21, 2000.
The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection
By permission of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh College Foundation, Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection.