CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The vvorks of our ancient, learned, [and] excellent English poet, Jeffrey Chaucer: as they have lately been compar d with the best manuscripts; and several things added, never before in print. To which is adjoyn d, The story of the siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate, monk of Bury. Together with the life of Chaucer, shewing his countrey, parentage, education, marriage, children, revenues, service, reward, friends, books, death. Also a table, wherein the old and obscure words in Chaucer are explained, and such words (which are many) that either are, by nature or derivation, Arabick, Greek, Latine, Italian, French, Dutch, or Saxon, mark d with particular notes for the better understanding their original. Published by London : [s.n.], printed in the year, MDCLXXXVII. , 1687
Folio. 33cm x 22cm. A CHOICE copy. Black Letter. Collates complete as per ESTC ,660,p. Full page engraving of ‘The Progenise of Geffrey Chaucer’ facing title page. Contemporary English C17th blind stamped full leather, sympathetically rebacked over raised bands, label. The last 12 leaves contain a glossary and bibliography. A re-impression of the edition edited by Thomas Speight published in 1602.