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Chaucer, Geoffrey (1340?-1400)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
264
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Chaucer, Geoffrey (1340?-1400), The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer. To which is adjoyn'd The Story of the Siege of Thebes...Together with The Life of Chaucer, London, 1687, later gilt-tooled and lettered crushed black morocco with raised bands to spine and inner dentils, with engraved frontispiece and later portrait engraving laid down to flyleaf, folio, (hinges cracked, some chipping to early leaves, minor penciling to margins, shaved to fore-edge).
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Hinges cracked, some chipping to early leaves, minor pencilings to margins, shaved to foredge.

Keywords

Jeffrey Chaucer, Poet, London, Bookbinding, Flyleaf, Geoffrey Chaucer, Physiognomists, The Canterbury Tales

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