New York, East
9 April 1997
Western Reserve Academy
CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. The Workes [edited by Thomas Speght]. London: Adam Islip, 1602. Title within woodcut border (trimmed to printed border and laid down), engraved portrait of Chaucer within border showing arms of his progeny by John Speed (tipped in between C1 and C2, trimmed to printed border and laid down), full-page woodcut arms on C4r, head-piece woodcut of a knight between ornamental half-borders on B1r, numerous 4-, 6- and 7-line woodcut initials, errata leaf at end (trimmed to border and laid down). 4to, calf, g.e., defective; title, portrait and errata leaf (verso's blank) trimmed and laid down, few running titles cropped, light browning throughout. Seventh edition. Grolier Langland to Wither 36; Pforzheimer 178; STC 5080.
Joseph Frederick Waring, bookplate.
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