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Front cover
Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Riviere & Son (Binder)
Chaucer, Geoffrey (d. 1400) (Author)

Books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

The works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1910
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Hammersmith, England
Publisher: Kelmscott Press
Library locations
Spencer Collection
bindings (gathered matter components)
Book covers
Content: Binding, by Riviere, 1910, of red crushed levant morocco. Sides within three ornamental embossed borders separated by fillets tooled in blind and surrounding a center panel tooled in blind with ornamental fillets forming compartments, each stamped with a center tool. Doublé with vellum within a frame of fillets tooled in blind, and enclosing an embossed border. Center panel surrounded by a broad Florentine border of fillets and small tools in gilt. Back lettered and embossed. With rough edges and vellum paper end papers; gilt top. In red morocco box of book form, adorned with blind tooling, lettered on the back, and lined with red watered grosgrain silk.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 27cd1d60-c5c7-012f-0d9f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1910: Created (Approximate)
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1910 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 2, 2020.

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Wikipedia Citation

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Front cover