CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Workes...newlie printed
Lot 4
CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Workes... Newlie Printed, 1561
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,878) inc. premium

Lot Details
CHAUCER (GEOFFREY)
The Workes... Newlie Printed, edited by William Thynne of Longleat, black letter, general title and 2 sectional titles within woodcut borders, 22 woodcuts from the blocks used by Caxton in his second editon of the Canterbury Tales, a few notes in a contemporary hand including some 8 lines on fol.ccxlix verso, badly stained towards the end with the leaves of the last gathering stuck together, contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards, probably an English binding (though the foliage roll is not in Oldham, being too late), clasps missing, rebacked [STC 5075; Pforzheimer 176], folio, John Kyngston for John Wight, 1561, sold not subject to return
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