CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. c.1343-1400. The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyvers workes whiche were never in print before. London: [Nicholas Hill] for Wyllyam Bonham, [1550?].

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Lot 53
CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. c.1343-1400.
The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyvers workes whiche were never in print before. London: [Nicholas Hill] for Wyllyam Bonham, [1550?].

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CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. c.1343-1400.
The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyvers workes whiche were never in print before. London: [Nicholas Hill] for Wyllyam Bonham, [1550?].
Folio (286 x 178 mm). [8], A8 B-V6 X4 2A-3Q6 (-3Q6 blank). Printed in black letter in two columns. Title page and separate title for "Romau[n]t of the Rose" within decorative border, woodcut of the Knight on B1r, woodcut of the Squire on E6v, woodcut initials throughout. Full coarse-grained morocco in antique style by Hayes of Oxford, tooled in blind and decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Custom morocco-backed clamshell case. Lacking final (blank) leaf, mild browning, dampstaining to first gathering and to margins of last gathering, head of B1 shaved just touching foliation, tear to f. 90 affecting a few letters of text, pen-trials to outer margin of f. 227, discrete ink doodles to woodcut of Knight, "Squier" inked to scroll on woodcut of same, mild rubbing to extremities of boards.
Provenance: John Hawes (contemporary ownership inscription inked to title and colophon); Thomas A. Hendricks (bookplate); Sylvain Brunschwig (morocco bookplate); the collection of Cornelia Funke, author of the Inkheart trilogy.

FOURTH COLLECTED EDITION. One of four variants each with a different publisher's name in the colophon. STC 5071. Cf. Pforzheimer 174.

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CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. c.1343-1400. The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyvers workes whiche were never in print before. London: [Nicholas Hill] for Wyllyam Bonham, [1550?].
CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. c.1343-1400. The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyvers workes whiche were never in print before. London: [Nicholas Hill] for Wyllyam Bonham, [1550?].
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