Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: The New Ellesmere Chaucer Facsimile - NOT ON DISPLAY



CURRENTLY NOT ON DISPLAY. Find out more about the Skokie Public Library Renovation.

An authorized full-color, full-size facsimile of the Ellesmere Chaucer, a beautifully illustrated edition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s book, The Canterbury Tales.
On plaque: “The Canterbury Tales/by/Geoffrey Chaucer/The New Ellesmere Chaucer Facsimile/Gift of Yusuke Kihara/This is copy number 100”.
The original manuscript is in the collection of the Huntington Library of San Marino, CA, and includes 23 portraits of the storytellers, and 71 decorated pages. The facsimile was published in an edition of 250, was edited by Daniel Woodward and Martin Stevens and printed by Yushodo Co, Ltd, in Tokyo, Japan.

This copy was given to the library in 2001 by friend of the library, Yusuke Kihara.


In Copyright

Physical Dimensions

15 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.