1687 EXQUISITE Geoffrey CHAUCER Canterbury Tales Speght English Black Letter

CHAUCER, Geoffrey

$9,500.00

In stock

Free shipping wordwide!


Satisfaction Guaranteed

Unsure? Ask an Expert!

“all that glitters is not gold”

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales.

 

English folio 17th-century Chaucer’s are extremely scarce in themselves, but this third Speght edition is considered extremely important! This was the last ‘black letter’ edition of Chaucer’s works and includes the famous engraved Gower portrait with genealogical figures on the frontispiece. Works such as ‘Knight’s Tale’ and ‘Plowman’s Tale’ are featured in this work, alongside Chaucer’s translation of Lorris’s “Roman de la Rose”. This printing is a reissue of the 1602 Speght included “The Court of Love,” which wasn’t part of the Chaucer anon until 1561.

 

A glossary and four other new pieces were added to this edition as well – “The Flower and the Leaf,” “Chaucer’s Dream,” “Jacke Upland,” and “Chaucer’s A B C.” However, this third edition includes for the first time the printed conclusions on ‘Cook’s Tale’,Squire’s Tale’, and “Siege of Thebes” by John Lydgate, as well as a portrait of Chaucer – not in any other edition!

$9,500.00

In stock

Free shipping wordwide!


Satisfaction Guaranteed

Image Gallery Description & Details

1687 EXQUISITE Geoffrey CHAUCER Canterbury Tales Speght English Black Letter

 

“all that glitters is not gold”

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales.

 

English folio 17th-century Chaucer’s are extremely scarce in themselves, but this third Speght edition is considered extremely important! This was the last ‘black letter’ edition of Chaucer’s works and includes the famous engraved Gower portrait with genealogical figures on the frontispiece. Works such as ‘Knight’s Tale’ and ‘Plowman’s Tale’ are featured in this work, alongside Chaucer’s translation of Lorris’s “Roman de la Rose”. This printing is a reissue of the 1602 Speght included “The Court of Love,” which wasn’t part of the Chaucer anon until 1561.

 

A glossary and four other new pieces were added to this edition as well – “The Flower and the Leaf,” “Chaucer’s Dream,” “Jacke Upland,” and “Chaucer’s A B C.” However, this third edition includes for the first time the printed conclusions on ‘Cook’s Tale’,Squire’s Tale’, and “Siege of Thebes” by John Lydgate, as well as a portrait of Chaucer – not in any other edition!

 

Item number: #14768

Price: $9500

 

CHAUCER, Geoffrey

 

The works of our ancient, learned, [and] excellent English poet, Jeffrey Chaucer : as they have lately been compar’d with the best manuscripts ; and several things added, never before in print. To which is adjoyn’d, The story of the siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate, monk of Bury. Together with the life of Chaucer, shewing his countrey, parentage, education, marriage, children, revenues, service, reward, friends, books, death. Also a table, wherein the old and obscure words in Chaucer are explained, and such words (which are many) that either are, by nature or derivation, Arabick, Greek, Latine, Italian, French, Dutch, or Saxon, mark’d with particular notes for the better understanding their original.

 

London : [publisher not identified], printed in the year, MDCLXXXVII. [1687].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • [36], 660, [24]
    • Each page carefully collated by our research team
    • Signatures: pi² A⁴ a-c⁴ B-4R⁴ 4S².
    • The story of Thebes“: pages 622-660.
    • Editor’s dedication to Sir Robert Cecil signed: Tho. Speght.
  • References: Wing C 3736; Lowndes 426
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~12.5in X 8.25in (32cm x 21cm)
  • Exceedingly rare, valuable, and desirable

 

Our Guarantee:

Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.

Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!

 

                                                                                     

 

14768

Category

Literature

Authors

CHAUCER, Geoffrey

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete