By Chaucer; Nevill Coghill
London   Allen and Richard Lane
10" by 6" [4], 29, [3pp]
A limited edition copy of Nevill Coghill's noted modern English version of Chaucer's classic Middle English work, with a christmas card signed by the publisher Allen Lane.
By Chaucer; Nevill Coghill

1950 The Nun's Priest's Tale of Chaucer

London   Allen and Richard Lane
10" by 6" [4], 29, [3pp]
A limited edition copy of Nevill Coghill's noted modern English version of Chaucer's classic Middle English work, with a christmas card signed by the publisher Allen Lane.
Sold
: 0.5kgs / : 688P30

What Our Customers Say...

Description

Illustrated, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed

A limited edition work, of which one thousand copies were printed. Christmas card loosely inserted, signed by Allen Lane, the publisher, and his wife Letitia. A modern re-working of Chaucer's classic 'The Nun's Priest's Tale', one of his 'Canterbury Tales'. Put into modern English by Nevill Coghill, a noted literary scholar, who is well known for his modern English version of the 'Canterbury Tales'. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, colour title page, and in-text wood engravings. With wood engravings by Lynton Lamb,

Condition

In the original publisher's quarter paper vellum binding with patterned paper to the boards. Externally, smart. A little discolouration to the paper vellum. A couple of light spots to the fore edge. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Christmas card with a couple of light spots.

Near Fine

Delivery & payment

We send all of our books via courier which is a fully tracked and insured service. In our experience we find this to be the most reliable and quickest form of delivery. Our primary courier is DHL, but we are able to accommodate special requests if required, including postal delivery for items under 2kg. See More Details