A Variorum Edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Volume I: The Canterbury Tales. A Facsimile and Transcription of the Hengwrt Manuscript, with Variants from the Ellesmere Manuscript.Volume II: The Canterbury Tales [11 volumes].

CHAUCER, Geoffrey

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Place Published: Norman
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Date Published: 1983

Description: 2 volumes in 12 books. Includes Chaucer's text along with copious commentary, and bibliographic information. Series edited by Paul G. Ruggiers and Daniel J. Ransom. Volume I is a very thick short folio, colored frontispiece and many black & white illustrations. 1024 pages, gilt decorated tan cloth. The 11 volume set is 4to, each bound in tan cloth with black spine labels. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1979-2012). A fine set of this scarce scholarly undertaking.

Comments: All 12 volumes published to date, including: General Prologue (1993), Miller's Tale (1983), The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale (2012), The Summoner's Tale (1995), The Nun's Priest's Tale (1984), The Manciple's Tale (1984), The Squire's Tale (1990), The Physician's Tale (1987), and The Prioress's Tale (1987).

Binding: hardcover
Condition: fine
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 236544

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