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. Geoffrey Chaucer.

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

London: Thomas Tyrwhitt, 1798. Second edition. Hardcover. 494 (iv), 650 (2) pages. 27.5 x 21 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Tyrwhitt with offsetting to title. This second edition published after the publisher's death incorporates the changes made to his own annotated copy of the first edition of 1775. CBEL Vol. II, p.163, George Saintsbury notes, "The true restorer of Chaucer, and the founder of all intelligent study of his work, was Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730-86).......he had a combined knowledge of classical and medieval literature then probably unequaled in Europe...." Extensive Glossary. Errata. Interior contents clean, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels with labels in green and red. Modern quarter brown calf and marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers, and matching edges. Fine. 2 vols. Item #21958

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