The workes of ovr ancient and learned English poet, Geffrey Chavcer, newly printed. To that which was done in the former impression, thus much is now added. 1. In the life of Chaucer many things inserted. 2. The whole worke by old copies reformed. 3. Sentences and prouerbes noted. 4. The signification of the old and obscure words prooued: also caracters shewing from what tongue or dialect they be deriued. 5. The Latine and French, not Englished by Chaucer, translated. 6. The treatise called Iacke Vpland, against friers: and Chaucers A.B.C. called La priere de nostre Dame, at this impression added

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Author

Geoffrey Chaucer

Title

The workes of ovr ancient and learned English poet, Geffrey Chavcer, newly printed. To that which was done in the former impression, thus much is now added. 1. In the life of Chaucer many things inserted. 2. The whole worke by old copies reformed. 3. Sentences and prouerbes noted. 4. The signification of the old and obscure words prooued: also caracters shewing from what tongue or dialect they be deriued. 5. The Latine and French, not Englished by Chaucer, translated. 6. The treatise called Iacke Vpland, against friers: and Chaucers A.B.C. called La priere de nostre Dame, at this impression added

Date

1602

Place

London

Publisher

Printed by Adam Islip

Language

English

Contributor

Thomas Speght

Note

PROVENANCE:
First fly leaf has F.D. Hoeniger, John Robertson M.D. to Ph. Hook . .? T.P. with gift inscription: John Prouze? Esq. to Ben Harrison (17th cent. hand?).

Page from S. Finch Catalogue 28 (1996) accompanying the book, has detailed description of copy: Purchased for U.S. $2600.

BINDING:
Nineteenth-century red morocco, gilt and blind side, acorn devices on corners.

DEDICATION:
Editor's dedication to Sir Robert Cecil signed: Tho. Speght.

FORMAT:
Fol. in 6s., [23], 376, [14] leaves. illus., geneal. table, port. (taken from Robarts record).

CONTENT:
Title in woodcut compartment, McKerrow, 232.

Title page and Plate mounted. Some pages with pastedowns, some trimming of inner and outer margins. Prologue inserted from a later edition (1687?) Protected in brown paper and plastic.

OTHER:
Other Copies at Fisher and Trinity.

REFERENCES:
S.T.C. (2nd ed), 5080.

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

254

Call Number

PR1851 .S64 1602

Item Type

Book

Collection

Citation

Geoffrey Chaucer, “The workes of ovr ancient and learned English poet, Geffrey Chavcer, newly printed. To that which was done in the former impression, thus much is now added. 1. In the life of Chaucer many things inserted. 2. The whole worke by old copies reformed. 3. Sentences and prouerbes noted. 4. The signification of the old and obscure words prooued: also caracters shewing from what tongue or dialect they be deriued. 5. The Latine and French, not Englished by Chaucer, translated. 6. The treatise called Iacke Vpland, against friers: and Chaucers A.B.C. called La priere de nostre Dame, at this impression added,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed December 1, 2022, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8294.

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