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Geoffrey Chaucer; William Thynne; John Stow; John Kingston; John Wight; Peter Daniell; Arthur Amory Houghton; Paul Chrzanowski; John Lydgate; Robert Henryson
|Notes:||Edited by John Stow after William Thynne, who is named on [fleuron]2r.
Imprint from colophon.
Signatures: [fleuron]⁴ A-V⁶ 2A-2P⁶, ²Q-T⁶, ²V-X⁸, ²Y-Z⁶ 3A-3T⁶ 3V⁸.
Contains a number of non-Chaucerian works.
Title vignette of Chaucer's arms with "1560" near the top.
Woodcut at head of The Knightes tale on leaf B1r.
Divisional title pages of the "Caunterburie Tales" and "Romaunt of the Rose" in ornamental border, showing the ascent of Henry VIII.
Black letter; initials.
Printed in two columns.
Leaf 104 and 224 foliated Ciij and CCxxv; numerous mistakes in foliaton after 232 (leaf 2V1).
Another state of the edition with title page reading "The workes . 1561". The title page and prologue to the Canterbury Tales in this state are printed on A⁶ with no illustrations. Variant: Canterbury Tales title page and prologue as in STC 5075 ([cross]⁶ A⁴ with illustrations).
Includes The testament of Creseyde by Robert Henryson.
|Description:||, ccclxxviij leaves : ill. ; 35 cm. (fol.)|