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Michael Sweeney Books

Natural history; crime fiction; literature and poetry; art; cycling.

The Maunciple's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer


First edition thus. Cream pictorial card wrappers, sewn. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. With 4 colour woodcuts by J. Woodrow, 2 in text, one as frontispiece and one on front wrapper. Nicely printed on cream paper, with process engraving, by students of Leeds College of Technology, one of whom was Joash Woodrow, to a professional standard. Woodrow, 1927-2006, was at Leeds from 1948-50. He was a reclusive painter, whose first solo exhibition was in 2002. This is a rare item.