The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer : as they have ... The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer : as they have ... The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer : as they have ... The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer : as they have ...

The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer : as they have lately been Compar'd with the best Manuscripts; and several things added, never before in Print. To which is adjoyn'd The Story of the Siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate, Monk of Bury. Together with The Life of Chaucer, . . . Also a Table, wherein the old and obscure words in Chaucer . . .

Chaucer, Geoffrey [ Jeffrey ]. Thomas Speght, John Lydgate

Published by [Publisher not identified; London ], 1687
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Folio (32.5cm./ 7 7/8 x 12 3/8 inches). Printed mostly in Gothic black letter type in double columns on laid paper. Pagination: [xxxv] 660p. [xxvi]. Collation Blank, Frontispiece: Engraved full length "true portraiture" of Chaucer as by Thomas OCCLEUE [Hoccleve] surrounded by the heraldic presentation of The Progenie of Geffrey Chaucer [i-ii]. Title Page: Title as above, in double lined borders, no publisher listed [iii; iv blank with bookplate* ]. Dedication. [v-vi] to Sir Robert Cecil, Knt. signed Tho. Speght. To the Readers. [vii-viii]. To His Very Loving and assured Good Friend, Mr. Thomas Speght [ix-xii] signed Francis Beaumont. The Reader to Geffrey Chaucer (signed H.B.) [xiii-xiv]. The Life Of Our Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer [xv-xxvi]. Advertisement to the Reader. [xxvii; xxviii blank]. Half-title: The Works of Jeffrey Chaucer. with large engraved heraldic shield with motto in panel at bottom [xxix; xxx blank]. To The King's Highness. Henry the Eighth,.&c. [xxxi-xxxii]. A Table of the Principal Matters contained in this Volume; . [xxxiii-xxxiv]. Eight Goodly Questions . [xxxv-xxxvi]. Text pp. 1-660 (no cancel on p. 42). The Story of Thebes. pp.622-660. Glossary & Advertisement (addenda to Cooks and Squires Tales), [i-xxvi (xxvi blank w/ large clear heraldic watermark)]. Provenance: *Armorial engraved bookplate of Charles Viscount Bruce of Ampthill and Baron Bruce of Whorleton 1712 on verso of title page. Bookplate of Paul Jordan Smith (20th cent. collector, scholar, translator of Sir Richard Burton, etc.) on front pastedown. Pencil signature of S.C. Fraser (1950) on rear pastedown, then by Fraser's daughter to the present owner. Condition: Original brown calf, blind-stamped panel borders with corner devices, rubbed and worn especially around edges and at corners; professionally re-backed (19th century) with well-matched calf, the spine in seven gilt-decorated panels between raised bands, the title label missing but its imprint of "Works of Chaucer" evident; original endpapers with margin repairs; ffep and frontis with thin center vertical crease; the binding strong and tight; the text very clean, un-marked, with wide margins. Overall a Very Good copy, I think, of the eighth collected edition of Chaucer, the third by Speght, the last in this type, in its well-preserved original binding with noteworthy provenance. Please inquire for further detailed photos or to arrange special purchase and shipping options. Bookseller Inventory # J50901

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Title: The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & ...

Publisher: [Publisher not identified; London ]

Publication Date: 1687

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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