Woodblock image of the Nunn's Priest, from Wynkyn de Worde’s 1498 printingThe Boke of Chaucer Named Caunterbury Tales.
Carpet page of The Nun's Priest's Tale
Illuminated by M, Schifsky & T. White
TUDENTS IN THE HONORS COURSE THE BOOK IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY illuminated a manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale from his book The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer, (ca. 1342-1400), was an English merchant, diplomat, and writer. The Canterbury Tales is considered one of the great poetical works of the English language.
The Nun's Priest's Tale was handset in 18 pt. Goudy Thirty, a calligraphic type designed by Frederic Goudy before his death in 1947. It was released by the Lanston Monotype company in 1953.
Decorative initial S from the Illuminated Nun's Priest's Tale.
Chaucer, from a 15th century edition of
Hoccleve's Regiment of Princes.