The Kelmscott Chaucer is the most memorable and beautiful edition of the complete works of the first great English poet. Next to The Gutenberg Bible, it is considered the outstanding typographic achievement of all time. The Golden typeface used for the Kelmscott Chaucer was especially designed for the book, with its consistent thick and thin strokes, and with a view to blending as a harmonious whole with the 87 full-page illustrations by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and the borders, decorations and initials drawn by Morris himself. Only 425 copies of the magnificent work were produced in 1896, and this beautiful monochrome facsimile, slightly smaller than the original, makes this magnificent book available to all. The book includes W.W. Skeat's glossary of Chaucerian words for the modern reader. The blocking of the front cover of the book is a replica of the original pigskin binding of the Kelmscott edition, which was designed by William Morris, executed at the Doves Bindery and limited to 48 copies.