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Geoffrey Chaucer
THE POETICAL WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER 1845 FINELY BOUND IN 6 VOLUMES
London, UK: William Pickering, 1845. Near fine condition. [CHAUCER, GEOFFREY]. The Poetical Works. With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas. London: William Pickering, 1845. Hardcover. 'The Aldine edition of the British poets'. In six volumes, complete. Full leather. Octavo (175 x 110mm), pp. 326; 330; 363; 321; 321; 288. Handsomely bound in full calf by Tout and Sons. Five raised spine bands, the compartments and bands ruled, tooled and lettered in gilt. Twin morocco lettering-pieces in the second and fourth compartments in contrasting colours. Triple gilt ruled frames on boards with circular corner-pieces. Board edges with a gilt dotted roll. Inner gilt dentelles. Top edges gilt, other edge unevenly cut. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Initial and terminal blanks plus half-titles present. Title-pages with Aldine device. Portrait frontispiece in vol. I. Head- and tail-pieces, genealogical tables, footnotes. Printed by C Whittingham, Chiswick. Condition: NEAR FINE. Bindings tight and secure, the hinges all perfectly preserved, covers and contents clean, some endpapers with light foxing, fore-edges with light spotting, without previous ownership markings. Rare thus. An exquisite set. Paypal only. International tracked shipping, dispatched promptly and securely. Please view my other books.
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