The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer
Two volumes (of 3), half-leather binding with introductory essays
Two volumes only (of three). Half-leather binding with five raised bands and gilt titling to spine. 22 × 13.5cm, cxli + 233pp, xxxi + 299pp.
Full title: The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, to which are added an Essay on his Language and Versification, and an Introductory Discourse, Together with Notes and a Glossary.
Two mid-Victorian copies of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Both have lengthy introductory essays, and then contain the tales and prologues of The Knight, Miller, Reeve, Cook and Man of Law (vol 1), and then The Wife of Bath, Friar, Sompnour, Clerk, Merchant, Squire, Franklin, Doctor, Pardoner, Shipman and Prioress in volume 2.
Both copies have wear with the leather quite heavily rubbed and the boards dulled. The contents are in good condition with tanning to the pages and two previous owners' names to the ffep in each. Nice reading copies.