CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, 1598
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CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, 1598
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CHAUCER (GEOFFREY)
The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, first Speight edition, black letter, double column, title within wide architectural border, 3 parts titles within wide historiated borders, full-page arms on verso of A6, woodcut illustration of the Knight at the head of the text, lacks the engraved portrait, errata leaf and 2 blanks, general title cut to size and laid down (but otherwise good margins), light browning, short tear repaired to margin of one leaf, modern calf [STC 5078; Pforzheimer 177, variant imprint], folio, Adam Islip, at the charges of Bonham Norton, 1598

Footnotes

  • "This is the first edition edited by Spe[i]ght who had the assistance of John Stowe, Francis Thynne, Francis Beaumont, the elder, and Robert Glover. The most remarkable feature of this edition if the glossary which was largely the editor's production..." (Pforzheimer).
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