London: The Medici Society, 1930. W. Russell Flint, A.R.A. First Medici Society Edition. Cloth. 8vo (8 3/4" x 5 7/8"), red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and blind-stamped seal of The Medici Society on front cover, archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with full colour art by W. Russell Flint, who has illustrated the handsome volume with comparable glossy frontispiece and 11 full-colour plates in Art Nouveau styles; Middle English translated into modern prose by Eleanor Farjeon; xii + 245 pages. Very Good / Very Good. Item #7327
SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED ART NOUVEAU EDITION of Chaucer's immortal Canterbury Tales--including all tales with some abridged or made less bawdy and more suitable for younger people.
Adapted by talented Eleanor Farjeon (1881 – 1965) who was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. She won many literary awards and the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature was created in her memory by the Children's Book Circle.
Sir William Russell Flint RA ROI (1880 – 1969) was a Scottish artist and prominent illustrator who was known especially for his superb watercolours of women. He created memorable illustrations for editions of several books, including H Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines (1907 edition), W. S. Gilbert's Savoy Operas (1909), Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur (1910–1911), and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1912).
SCARCE in the dust jacket (even this somewhat rubbed example). The red cloth is firm and clean with slight wear. The wonderful Art Nouveau plates by W. Russell Flint (then A.R.A.) are in Excellent unfoxed condition.