The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,; Compared with the Former Editions, and many valuable MSS. Out of which Thre Tales are added which were never before Printed. By John Urry.

London: Bernard Lintot, 1721. hardcover. Illustrated with a full page copperplate portrait of John Urry by Pigne, another of Chaucer by Vertue, a title page vignette of Chaucer's tomb and many vignettes and illustrations throughout the text. 626 pages, an 81 page glossary and 1 full page of errata. Folio, original full brown calf, recased with a burgundy leather spine label. London: Bernard Lintot, 1721. Very good (+) with amazingly clean text. very good(+).

Urry's posthumous edition, complete with "testimonials" to Chaucer, a glossary of outdated words. . Urry's intent was to gather a definitive edition of Chaucer's works, including those found in manuscripts, not previously published.

Price: $2,500.00

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