London: [N.p.], 1687. Folio, , 660 pages, . In Good condition. Bound in early half leather and marbled paper boards, with gilt lettered morocco spine label. Boards show significant chipping and wear to corners and edges, significant wear to boards overall, and 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, with light age toning to pages throughout. 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". Includes engraved frontispiece incorporating a portrait of Chaucer, as well as the seven-line cancel slip pasted over six-line stanza on page 42. Double-columned text.
WK consignment. Shelved case 4.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
References: ESTC R3920; Pforzheimer 179; Wing C3736.
The final black-letter edition of Chaucer's works. This edition follows Speght's 1602 edition, except for the addition of the then-recently discovered conclusions to the Cook’s and Squire’s Tales.