London: The Folio Society, 1998. Frank Martin, Peter Forster, John Lawrence, Simon Brett, Sue Scullard, Sarah Van Niekirk, Peter Reddick, George Tute. First Edition. Cloth and boards. Small 4to (9 1/2" x 5 5/8"), red 1/8th cloth with gilt lettering over mottled ivory boards with "GC" in gilt with tiny stars on front cover; illustrated with 23 full-page illustrations by several artists (Frank Martin, Peter Forster, John Lawrence, Simon Brett, Sue Scullard, Sarah Van Niekirk, Peter Reddick, George Tute; decorative endpapers of the Canterbury pilgrims by Scullard, xxii, [xxiii-xxiv] + 519 pages. Red cloth-over-cardboard slipcase. Very Fine / Slipcase: Fine. Item #8120
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION! An attractive and illustrated edition of Chaucer's immortal tales.
Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL (born 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, William Blake, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot and Sir Thomas More, he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards. He is noted for the volume of work he has produced, the range of styles therein, his skill at assuming different voices and the depth of his research.
He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1984 and appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.--Wikipedia.