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《坎特伯雷故事集》The Canterbury Tales

 

 

吉尔的杰作之一,20世纪20年代英国木刻运动关键书籍之一

 

埃里克·吉尔,金鸡出版社。乔叟的《坎特伯雷故事集》。由沃尔特·史考特硕士编辑,由吉尔绘制,带有许多叶状和人物图,插图及首字母铺满整页或半页。首字母采用红色和蓝色。限量500部,其中纸质版本为485部,此为其一。4卷。对开本,原尼日尔摩洛哥皮与花纹纸质封板装帧,书顶刷金,其他书口未切。置于精美的大理石纹湿拓纸质书套中,书套有尼日尔羊皮镶边。金鸡出版社,1929年。

售价:7800英镑。

 

这个由英国著名艺术家和字体设计师埃里克·吉尔与著名印刷商和艺术家罗伯特·吉本合作完成的作品非常完美。这本书是出版史上最伟大的书之一,也是20世纪私人书坊中最伟大的书之一。精美地呈现了英国文学中最重要的作品。

 

One of Gill’s masterpieces and one of the key books of the 1920s British wood engraving movement

GILL, Eric. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Edited by Walter Skeat, M.A. Illustrated by Eric Gill with numerous foliated and peopled borders, full- and half-page illustrations and initial letters. Initial letters printed in red and blue. One of 485 copies on paper of a total edition of 500. 4 volumes. Folio, original niger morocco-backed patterned boards, top edges gilt, others uncut.Housed in an excellent complimentary marbled paper covered slipcase with niger edges. Waltham St Lawrence, printed by Robert and Moira Gibbings at The Golden Cockerel Press. 1929.                                                               £7800

The collaboration between the major British artist and typographer Eric Gill and the important  printer and artist Robert Gibbings is a rich one. This stands as one of the great books of the Press and of the twentieth century private press movement in general. A beautiful presentation of one the most important works of English Literature.

 

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