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Join us in celebrating the donation of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer to SFU Library

Celebration of the donation of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer to SFU library

We invite you to join us in Special Collections on Friday, October 26th at 1:00 pm for a reception to celebrate the donation of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer to SFU Library from an anonymous benefactor.

Remarks will be given by David K. Coley, Associate Professor, SFU Department of English.

Image of the book's title page with elaborate illustrations

This magnificent book, known as the Kelmscott Chaucer, is one of 425 original copies hand printed by William Morris’ Kelmscott Press in 1896. The book contains 87 woodcut illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones. The Kelmscott Chaucer is an important addition to the Library’s collection of books created by and about English Arts and Crafts designer William Morris. This event celebrates the increased opportunities for discovery and scholarship available to students, researchers, and the community at SFU.

The celebration will be held in Special Collections & Rare Books on Friday, October 26th, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Special Collections is located in room 7100 on the 7th floor of the W.A.C. Bennet Library, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby. Free! Refreshments will be served.

Speaker(s)

Remarks by David K. Coley

Date(s)

October 26

Time

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Location

Special Collections, 7th Floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)

Registration information

There is no cost to attend this event.

Contact for further information

For more information contact Melissa Salrin at msalrin@sfu.ca