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The Anglophile and the Professor

Thu, Oct 19, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 963

Chaucer, Geoffrey THE WORKS (Thomas Petit, c. 1550)

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

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$100,000 $5,000
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Property from the Collection of Ronald Onorato, Savannah, GA


Chaucer, Geoffrey, THE WORKS (London, Thomas Petit, c. 1550) , Chaucer, Geoffrey THE WORKS (London, Thomas Petit, c. 1550), folio, title leaf with early annotations, one of them dated 1624, some other contemporary notes in the margins, 'Charles Edward Harris St. John' bookplate, with woodcut initials and some character illustrations.

Measurements: Height: 11 7/8 in. x Width: 8 1/4 in. x Depth: 2 3/8 in.


Worn condition, lacking leaves A2-7, E2, 4, Ppp6 and Qqq1, 4, without the last blank leaf, a few leaves detached, some minor browning and staining, tear to leaf Ddd 1 and printing error on Ddd2 affecting some letters, small wormhole in the lower margin, the last few leaves somewhat soiled and frayed at margins, affecting a couple of letters, later sheep, worn.

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