Binding for Chaucer's Prologue



With the letters on upper cover, L and M, and on the lower cover L and E. According to Marianne Tidcombe, this was bound by Le Lacheur for a member of her family (see below). Number 25 of 50 Copies only, Signed (and dated) by the Printer C. J. Hornby on limitation page. The first illustrated Ashendene and quite possibly the most beautifully bound of its kind. Miss Le Lacheur was an accomplished binder of which little is known.

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Photograph and text by Edward Nudelman

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