The Poetical Works Of Geoffrey Chaucer.




Bell and Daldy York Street Covent Garden.




[n.d., c.1870]


Edited by richard morris. with memoir by sir harris nicolas. new and revised edition. (the aldine edition of the british poets). vols. i-vi.

Item Description

SIX VOLUMES. 8vo. 4.75 x 7 inches. Vol. I, xiv + [ii] + 365 pp.; Vol. II, [v] + 375 pp.; Vol. III, [vi] + 370 pp.; Vol. IV, [vi] + 369 pp.; Vol. V, [vi] + 361 pp.; Vol. VI, [vi] + 319 + [1] pp. Separate half title for sections of Vol. I. Bound in original green cloth with gilt and black titles and decorations. Uncut pages. A little wear and spotting to extremities and some browning and foxing of flyleaves; otherwise a very good set. Decorated by head and tailpiece and separate half title vignettes, by initials and by publisher's devices on title pages. Six volume set of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer in the series of Aldine Editions of the British Poets, handsomely printed by Whittingham at the Chiswick Press. The text is based on British Museum Harleian Manuscript 7334. The first volume contains introductory material, including essays on Chaucer's pronunciation, a glossary and an earlier Life of Chaucer by Sir Harris Nicolas (1799-1848), barrister and antiquary. It was edited by Richard Morris (1833-94), curate, schoolmaster and philologist. Second edition of the work first published in 1866.

[Stock No. 26690]

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