[Geoffrey Chaucer]. John Urry, editor. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer... London: 1721. First Urry edition.

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    [Geoffrey Chaucer]. John Urry, editor. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer... London: Bernard Lintot, 1721. First Urry edition. Large folio (17.625 x 11.125 inches; 447 x 282 mm.). [52], 626, 81 [glossary], [1, errata] pages; copper-engraved frontis portrait of Urry by Pigné, title vignette, woodcut head- and tailpieces, initials, and 26 half-page engravings to illustrate each of the Canterbury Tales. Lacking the title portrait. Contemporary paneled calf, recently rebacked to style in brown leather, spine in eight compartments, with seven raised bands, red gilt-lettered label and seven decorative motifs stamped in gilt. Boards worn at edges with loss at corners; calf rubbed and scarred. Endpapers replaced; some marginal toning to frontispiece and title-leaf; frontispiece creased; offsetting from frontispiece on title page; pages foxed mildly throughout. Very good. Urry's edition includes three previously unpublished tales: "The Adventure of the Pardoner and Tapster at the Inn at Canterbury", "The Merchant's Second Tale", and "The Coke's Tale of Gamelyn". Urry began editing this edition of Chaucer in 1711 but died in 1715 before it could be completed. The project was transferred to Thomas Ainsworth, who died in 1719, and finally to Timothy Thomas, who completed it. ESTC T106027. From the Collection of Daniel J. King.

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