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KELMSCOTT CHAUCER
BIFOLIUM PROOF

THE MOST FAMOUS PAGE IN THE HISTORY OF TYPOGRAPHY

IN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PROOF STATE

(KELMSCOTT PRESS) Chaucer. Workes .  1893.  BIFOLIUM PROOF OF THE OPENING LEAF OF THE KELMSCOTT CHAUCER (AND ITS CONJUGATE), CONTAINING A VARIANT TYPESETTING DIFFERING FROM FINAL TEXT. 2 illustrated pages with full borders + 2 text pages.  One of Only a Very Small Number printed for proof purposes and distributed to friends of William Morris. The Kelmscott Chaucer was published 3 years after this proof, in 1896. THE RAREST OF ALL KELMSCOTT PRODUCTIONS.

$15,000