Kelmscott Chaucer

Rosa anglicana

This Treasure is paired with: Rosa anglicana (Doctors of physic)

Several of Chaucer’s pilgrims have an Oxford connection, including the Clerk, whose tale of Grisilde begins here. William Morris established the Kelmscott Press in 1891, and published this – its most magnificent book – just months before his death. He designed the type, borders and initials, and with the illustrations of Edward Burne-Jones created a hand-crafted book of utmost quality for the words of England’s greatest medieval poet.

This Treasure isn’t currently on display in the Weston Library.