The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer



[001217] Skeat, Rev. Walter W. (Ed). The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894-97. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. Seven volumes complete plus the pamphlet of cancelled sheets – Volume One – lxiii, [1], 568pp, [2]; Volume Two – lxxx, 506pp, [2]; Volume Three – lxxx, [10], 504pp, [2]; Volume Four – xxxii, 667pp, [3]; Volume Five – xxvi, [2], 515pp, [3]; Volume Six – ciii, [1], 445pp, [3]; Volume Seven – lxxxiv, 628pp, [4] and the pamphlet volume ‘Cancelled Sheets of the Latter Portion of the Testament of Love’, which reprints pages 113-160 of volume three “the material appears in the right order in the volume itself [this pamphlet exhibits] the arrangement which has appeared in all previous editions, even though such arrangement is now known to be erroneous”.

Uniform original cloth (except the pamphlet which is in original wrappers), title, editor, running title and publisher in gilt to spine.

Spines slightly faded, some chipping to head of spines, very minor rubbing to extremities, pamphlet covers lightly browned to edges with minor chipping, internally endpapers are lightly foxed with occasional light foxing to frontispieces, previous owners book plate to front pastedowns, buy generally quite bright and clean.

Important scholarly edition of Chaucer