c1875 Canterbury Tales & Faerie Queene Antique British Literature Book Chaucer

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c1875 Canterbury Tales & Faerie Queene Antique British Literature Book Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene: With Other Poems Of Chaucer and Spenser
Edited For Popular Perusal, With Current Illustrative & Explanatory Notes
By D. Laing Purves
Published by John G. Murdoch: London c1875 (undated)
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"Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340s - 25 October 1400) was an English poet, author, and civil servant best known for The Canterbury Tales . He has been called the "father of English literature", or, alternatively, the "father of English poetry". He was the first writer to be buried in what has since come to be called Poets' Corner, in Westminster Abbey. Chaucer also gained fame as a philosopher and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe for his 10-year-old son Lewis. He maintained a career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier, diplomat, and member of parliament."

General wear to leather and gilt covers and spine. There is a small contemporary signature on the half title page. Binding is excellent with no loose pages. Pages with age toning but otherwise clean. A beautiful copy in very good condition overall. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.

Size 24cm x 17cm x 4cm - 616 Pages

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Condition: Very good
Binding: Leather
Special Attributes: ["Fine Binding", "All Edges Gilt"]
Region: Europe
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Original/Facsimile: Original
Seller Notes: General wear to leather and gilt covers and spine. There is a small contemporary signature on the half title page. Binding is excellent with no loose pages. Pages with age toning but otherwise clean. A beautiful copy in very good condition overall. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.
Language: English
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: John G. Murdoch: London
Year Printed: 1875
Sub-subject: The Canterbury Tales