London, South Kensington
22 November 2002
CHAUCER, Geoffrey (1340?-1400). The Works ... Together with The Life of Chaucer, edited by Thomas Speght, London: [no publisher], 1687. 2° (325 x 200mm.). Engraved portrait frontispiece, printed in double column. 18th-century calf. (Rebacked with later spine, rubbed, upper cover detached, lower joints weak, spine faded). Provenance: N. W. M. Brunton (bookplate); 2 illegible library stamps to title page. Lowndes 426; Wing C3736.
This is the first of Speght's editions to include John Lidgate's Story of the Siege of Thebes.
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