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THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER Compared with the Former Editions, and Many Valuable MSS. Out of Which, Three Tales are added which were never before printed. Together with a Glossary
London: for Bernard Lintot, 1721. Folio. Portrait frontispiece of Urry, full page engraving of Chaucer placed before his life, engraved pictorial title page of Chaucer's Tomb and 27 engravings to head of the beginning of each tale up to The Parson's Tales. Glossary. Errata on 8R[2r]. A2-N[2]; B-Z[2]; 2A-8R[2]. Bound in modern 3/4 leather over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands gilt, maroon leather label gilt, new endpapers. Previous owner's name dated 1943, upper corners bumped, some toning to leaves, first few leaves with edge wear and light chipping to lower corners. ESTC T106027 Stephen R. Reimer in "The Urry Chaucer and George Vertue" The Chaucer Review, Vol. 41, no. 1 (2006) notes that this edition contains as series of thirty illustrations. It begins with a portrait of Urry, next is an image of the tomb of Chaucer, third, there is a formal portrait of Chaucer (one of four Vertue did of Chaucer. Then the illustration of the pilgrims leaving the Tabard Inn and finally the twenty-six equestrian portraits representing the tellers of tales (including the Plowman) as well as two characters within the tales, Gamelyn and Sir Thopas (the latter which was placed end of the table of contents).
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