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The vvorkes of our ancient and learned English poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly printed. To that which was done in the former impression, thus much is now added. 1 In the life of Chaucer many things inserted. 2 The whole worke by old copies reformed. 3 Sentences and prouerbes noted. 4 The signification of the old and obscure words prooued: also caracters shewing from what tongue or dialect they be deriued. 5 The Latine and French, not Englished by Chaucer, translated. 6 The treatise called Iacke Vpland, against friers: and Chaucers A.B.C. called La priere de nostre Dame, at this impression added.

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    SR - OS - 95.2/

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    [24], 376, [14] leaves, plate : ill., port. ; 2°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Editor's dedication signed: Tho. Speght. Additionally edited by Francis Thynne. Includes "The siege of Thebes" by John Lydgate. Contains much material not by Chaucer. Mostly in verse. Signatures: [a]6 b-c6 A-3N6 3O4 3P-3T6 3V8. The first leaf is blank. The plate has heading "The progenie of Geffrey Chaucer" and is signed: IS, i.e. John Speed. With a final errata leaf. A variant of the edition with "impensis Geor. Bishop" in imprint. [pi]1 (first blank) UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 5080 Pforzheimer, 178 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1976. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 1405:08). Ownership and custodial history: Bookplate of Chas. E.H. Chadwyck-Healey, Lincoln's Inn; purchased 1999 from Simon Finch, cat. 31 no. 80 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Fine scarlet morocco by Bedford; in storage box UK-SuSCL