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Geoffrey Chaucer

The Works of Chaucer

1687

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Collected works including an engraved frontispiece with a portrait of Chaucer.

  • The Works of Our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (English).
  • London: [N.p.], 1687. 
  • [36], 660 pages, [22].
  • Folio.
  • Two ownership inscriptions appear in ink on the front pastedown: "N:C: Proby" and "Mary Proby – the gift of her dear Mother / 1834."
  • Ink ownership inscription in 18th-century hand to title page: "Catherine Weller."
  • Bound in early half leather and marbled paper boards with gilt lettered morocco spine label.

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Boards show significant chipping and wear to corners and edges.

Significant wear to boards overall.

Significant cracking to joint along the loose (but attached) front board.

Text block has moderate age toning and curling to untrimmed edges.

Occasional scattered marginalia in both pencil and ink.

Light age toning to pages throughout.

Language

English

Subject

Poetry, English literature and history

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