Geoffrey Chaucer (d. 1400)

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Cover

The Canterbury Tales; Done into Modern English Verse by Frank Ernest Hill and Newly Revised for this Edition; with Miniatures by Arthur Szyk. New York: Limited Editions Club, c1946.

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Printed in an edition of 1500 copies, Lehigh has copy no. 811.

In an effort to make the original text more accessible to a modern audience, George Macy contracted the services of Frank Ernest Hill (1888-1969), who updated the classic Old English Canterbury Tales.

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"The Student"

It is fitting that Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), Polish-born American artist, was selected to illustrate Chaucer's medieval text, as he was called a "master illuminator."