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    "Where Hast thou dwelt, good Geffrey
    all this while, Unknown to us,
    save only by thy bookes?"

    Geoffrey Chaucer. The Workes of Our Ancient and learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly Printed. London: Adam Islip, 1602. Folio in sixes. [24], 376, [14] leaves. Lacks leaves 351 and 352. Double columned text in black letter. Woodcut title page and full page portrait of Chaucer by John Speed. Additional title page dividing "Chaucers Life" and "The Prologue." Woodcut illustration begins "The Knight's Tale". Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials.

    Full calf elaborately gilt stamped boards, rebacked, newer leather spine with five raised bands. Title page, portrait page, and last leaf with paper loss and tears, repaired, backed and reinserted. Small edge tear in lower margin of leaf 1, five inch vertical tear in leaf 12, and approximately three inch horizontal tears from fore-edge into text of leaves 84-94, each with old tape repairs. Ink annotations and markings. Pages with edge wear, edge tears, few corners off, creases, occasional faint dampstains, minor smudges, staining and soiling. Very good.


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