Tue, 9th Nov 2021 10:00

Fine Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 538

Chaucer. Works [1550?]

[Chaucer (Geoffrey)]

[The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyuers workes whiche were neuer in print before, [edited by William Thynne],]

[fourth collected edition] double column, black letter, with woodcut of the Knight before castle, and woodcut of the Squire, woodcut decorative initials, 'The Romau[n]t of the Rose' with separate divisional title within woodcut architectural border, lacking the first title, A1, A2 & A5, A6 in mss, small damage to M1&2, Rr6 lacking corner and text, 2S1 right-hand column in mss, 2S2, 2S3 & 2S4, r/h, column of text repaired and blank, 3P1 & 3Q1 lacking, 3Q5-6 in mss, a few pages trimmed close, some soiling and faint damp staining in places, contemporary annotations in places throughout, contemporary full brown calf, worn and soiled spine lacking in places, corners very bumped and lacking, [ESTC 107203], folio,?[Imprinted at London: by [Nicholas Hill for] Rycharde Kele, dwellynge in Lombarde strete nere vnto the stockes market at the sygne of the Egle, [1550?]]?

*** One of four variants of the updated fourth collected edition, which was published simultaneously by four London booksellers (William Bonham. Richard Kele. Thomas Petit, and Robert Toye), with each variant bearing a different colophon

Sold for £1,750

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