Item 6 - Geoffrey Chaucer, Works

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Geoffrey Chaucer, Works


  • 1561 (Creation)

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Geoffrey Chaucer, Works.
Printed in London by John Kyngston for John Wyght, in 1561.
This is the fourth printed edition of Chaucer’s collected works, effectively a reprint of the 1532 edition, with fourteen leaves of additional verse, and the long poem The Siege of Thebes by John Lydgate, monk of Bury.
The text is in ‘black-letter’, i.e. gothic type, with many decorated initials and several engraved illustrations.
On the second flyleaf is pencilled ‘No. 68 in Arch’s Catalogue of 1814’. John and Arthur Arch (fl. 1792-1838) were London booksellers. Bookplate of Edgar Atheling Drummond (1825-1893). Acquired by the University Library from the bookseller Bernard Quaritch, London, in 1930.

Cent Rare Folio PR 1850 1561.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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The woorkes of Geoffrey Chaucer, newly printed, with divers addicions, whiche were never in printe before : with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes / compiled by Jhon Lidgate, Monke of Berie, as in the table more plainly dooeth appere

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