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The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed

The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed

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The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed

by Chaucer, Geoffrey

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

London: Adam Islip, 1602. Bound in pebbled dark brown calf, the back with five raised bands with ornate gilt decorations, a geometric gilt ruled design to the covers, marbled end papers and edges. Armorial bookplate of J. A. Knowles Renshaw front paste down. Dr. John Alfred Knowles Renshaw (1871-1926) was a noted British physician and book collector. Very Good, the leather rubbed at spine ends, corners, edges and raised bands, final two leafs and errata page repaired at bottom corner not affecting text, undecipherable writing at head of illustrated title page, lacking copperplate portrait of Chaucer surrounded by arms of his Progenie. Internally quite clean, with a few scattered spots of browning in early pages, and small hole to leaf 7 at end. [23], 179, 178-350, 353-376, [13] leaves. Title surrounded by woodcut border. Lacking initial blank [a]1, as always. Woodcuts of Chaucer's arms and of the knight, woodcut initials. Overall a quite pleasing and handsome copy of the Second Speght edition (Seventh collected edition overall) of Chaucer's magnificent and influential works, including The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Legend of Good Women, The House of Fame, The Testament of Love, assorted ballads, and many others. STC 5080 2nd edition. Pebbled Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
010147
Title
The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed
Author
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Publisher
Adam Islip
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1602
Size
Folio - over 12" - 15"
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Fine Bindings;

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Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
Pebbled
Pebbled cloth or leather describes the covering of a hardcover book with a decorative texture of repeated small raised bumps,...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Errata
Errata: aka Errata Slip A piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being...
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Folio
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description. Further,...
Calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...
Bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

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