Title: The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Dulan Barber
Illustrator: Geoffrey Fraser
Year: 1966
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Blackie
Remarks: '70s reprint
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good/Fair

 

Description: Dulan Barber's retelling of Chaucer's famous classic features four stories from the original which have "[struck him] as the most likely to appeal to children".
These are:
  1. The Knight's Tale
  2. The Clerk's Tale
  3. The Man of Law's Tale
  4. The Franklin's Tale

Illustrated with numerous full-page, b&w drawings in Fraser's distinctive, modernist style.

Sky blue cloth boards with dark blue text on spine. Head of spine bumped; corners lightly so. Jacket is unclipped. Original price of 6/- net has been blocked over with a grid, and the publisher's revised price label of 45p affixed above it. The jacket is worn at the front and rear, but remains complete. Internally, the book is as new. The pages have completely resisted tanning and foxing, and are in pristine condition.

Measures 18.5 cm × 10.5 cm (7.4″ × 4.2″). Large 12mo. 128 pp.

Price: £10.00

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