Nov 14, 2008

the kelmscott chaucer

michael arranged for us to visit the houghton today to see books printed from the days of classical printing through to the revival of artisanal printing in the late 19th century and beyond. some wonders:

particularly interesting: the woodcut illustrations by burne-jones were reproduced for the print run using photographic plates. not what you think of when you think of morris, but very practical.

1 comment:

mcccune collection said...

If you would like to see more illustrations from the Kelmscott Chuacer, please go to the McCune Collection website:
The collection has a number of illustrations from the Kelmscott Chaucer and will be putting all the book's illustration online sometime later.
The collection has also digitalized other rare books which it has put online.