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1 Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer.

London: William Pickering, 1830. In Five Volumes, complete. The second of several Pickering editions (Kelly, 2004, 1830.4), the first was in 1822. Late nineteenth or early twentieth century crushed brown morocco, gilt-lettered and elaborately decorated, featuring an oak leaf and acorn device in a triple ruled frame on the spine, and green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated with two plates in volume 1. "With an essay on his language and versification, an introductory discourse, notes, and a glossary by Tho. (Thomas) Tyrwhitt, Esq. (1730-1786)". William Pickering began as an antiquarian bookseller but soon began to publish fine literature - reprints and original works, distinguished by beautiful typography. He began to use the Aldine anchor and dolphin device in about 1830, and it is present here. Very little wear, spines a little sunned. Front board of v.1 neatly re-attached, else a Fine copy. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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2 Chaucer, Geoffrey Rockwell Kent. The Canterbury Tales.

New York: Covici-Friede, (1934). First trade Rockwell Kent edition, with numerous illustrations. Original tan cloth printed in brown, 625 pp. Lacks dust wrapper, some dust soiling, Very Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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