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CHAUCER, Geoffrey.

Rare books by Geoffrey Chaucer including finely bound copies and early and first editions of The Canterbury Tales and the collected works.

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  1. [The workes, newlie printed,
    CHAUCER, Geoffrey. [The workes, newlie printed,

    London : 1532

    First complete collected edition of Chaucer and the first attempt to collect into a single volume the complete writings of an English author, this copy in contemporary blind-tooled calf being much the most complete to have appeared in commerce in the past 40 years.

    The editor was William Thynne, clerk of the kitchen and of the green cloth to... Learn More

    Stock Code: 108308

  2. The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed,
    CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed,

    London : [1550?]

    Fourth collected edition, one of four variants each with a different publisher's name in the colophon: the others were Richard Kele, Thomas Petit, and Robert Toye. Pforzheimer notes that, to judge from the relative numbers of extant copies, it is probable that they shared equally in the edition.

    The woodcuts of the pilgrims that had first been... Learn More

    Stock Code: 105500

  3. The Canterbury Tales.
    CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales.

    London : 1913

    First Riccardi Press edition, number 196 of 500 copies printed on Riccardi paper, deluxe issue bound in limp vellum, and each volume with its original dust jacket and slipcase. The Riccardi Press Chaucer is a most handsome production, attractively illustrated by William Russell Flint, and is among the most desirable productions of the press.

    The... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141456

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