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Canterbury Tales Franklin Library


The Canterbury Tales are a collection of 14th century tales, originally written by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English verse and set against the backdrop of a pilgrimage to Canterbury. They are presented in a modern prose translation by David Wright in this deluxe, leatherbound Franklin Library edition. Includes a drawn portrait of Chaucer by Frederick Schneider, who also provides numerous illustrations. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full brown bonded leather covers with two raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Pale orange silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark.