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    Geoffrey Chaucer. Canterbury Tales of Chaucer. Oxford: 1798. Second edition. Two volumes.

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    Geoffrey Chaucer. Canterbury Tales of Chaucer. Oxford: 1798.

    Second edition. Two quarto volumes. Frontispiece portrait of editor Thomas Tyrwhitt in first volume. Second volume with manuscript directions for the placement of additional plates tipped-in on front pastedown. Extra illustrated with nine engravings after Mortimer.  Armorial bookplate of "Lawrence A. Waldron" on front pastedowns and Marino Killiney on rear pastedowns. Diced calf with gilt ruled borders, rebacked in modern calf, five raised spine bands with gilt stamped titles and black stamped decorative devices, board edges and turn-ins gilt lined, marbled endpapers. Boards rubbed, lightly soiled, chips and leather losses. Image off-set from plates. Few spots of foxing or soiling. Very good attractive presentation. 

     



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