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The Canterbury Tales by  Geoffrey Chaucer - First Thus - 1913 - from Temple Rare Books and

The Canterbury Tales

by Chaucer, Geoffrey

Condition: Very Good/Good

London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1913. Three volumes complete - Volume One - x, 235pp, [5]; Volume Two - x, 217pp, [5] and Volume Three - x, 183pp, [5]. Original full vellum in DJ's, gilt title to spines and upper covers, t.e.g. DJ spines faded, with ink number (as issued?) to spines. Hint of foxing to fore-edge of text block, otherwise bright and clean. With thirty-six colour, full-page, tissue-guarded, tipped in illustrations by W. Russell Flint (twelve in each volume) as called for. Limited edition of five hundred copies, this being copy one hundred and eighty eight (as per the number on the spines of the DJ's). An attractive set. First Thus. Full Vellum. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Flint, W. Russell. 4to. Limited Edition.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Temple Rare Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000047
  • Title: The Canterbury Tales
  • Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Illustrator: Flint, W. Russell
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Edition: First Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1913
  • Keywords: noisbn, Flint, Chaucer
  • Size: 4to


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