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    Geoffrey Chaucer. The Works of Our Ancient, Learned, Excellent English Poet Jeffrey Chaucer...To which is adjoyn'd The Story of the Siege of Thebes by John Lidgate, Monk of Bury. Together With The Life of Chaucer. London, 1687. Very good, some leaves showing overall discoloration but most in very clean condition, 12 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, full calf rebound with modern leather spine, [32], 660, [24] pages plus engraved frontispiece portrait of Chaucer. Front matter before pagination consists of letter to Sir Robert Cecil from Thomas Speght [2], an introduction "To The Readers" [2], letter to Thomas Speght from Francis Beaumont [4], "The Reader to Geffrey Chaucer" [2], 'The Life of Our Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer" [12], "Advertisement to the Reader" [1], blank [1], title page [1], blank [1],"To the King's Highness..." [2], "A Table of the Principal Matters Contained in the Volume..." [2], and "Eight goodly Questions, with their Answers" [2]. Rear matter after pagination consists of 'The Old and Obscure Words in Chaucer explained...", "The French and Latin In Chaucer translated." and "The Names of the Authors cited by Chaucer" [24]. A very clean copy of the last black letter edition.

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