CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. D.1400. The Workes of our Ancient and Learned English poet. London: Adam Islip, 1602.
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CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. D.1400. The Workes of our Ancient and Learned English poet. London: Adam Islip, 1602.
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CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. D.1400.
The Workes of our Ancient and Learned English poet. London: Adam Islip, 1602. [a]6 b-c6 A-3N6 3O4 3P-3T6 3V8 (wanting initial blank A1 and errata leaf 3V8). [xxiii], 376, [13] ll. Black letter. Title within woodcut architectural border. Engraved portrait of Chaucer and progeny. Folio (315 x 205 mm). Modern blindstamped crushed morocco, a.e.g. Wormhole in margin of 5 gatherings, 2 very minor repaired tears, one blank corner torn away.

The second Speight-edited edition, and "the earliest in which thorough punctuation was attempted" (Pforzheimer). Pforzheimer 178; STC 5080.
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