Chaucer, Geoffrey; Nicolas, Sir Harris.
Poetical Works:. With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas [Complete in Six Volumes].
London: William Pickering, 1852. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Armorial bookplate of "Jacobus Cowan de Rosshall" and plate of Howard Faron Peckworth, signature of Lewis Turco in each volume. Turco is a noted American poet and collector (though, strangely, fond of embossing stamps). Overall, a very presentable set of this renowned set of Chaucer...A wonderful set for a reader. Good+ [Textblocks Fine]. No DJ as Issued. Item #4751 Light to moderate shelf/edge wear, several volumes show minor wear/chipping at head and/or heels, spine label for Vol. IV partially missing, several show splits at joint (hinges/cords tight), ownership plates, signature and emboss at endpages, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full brown leather [period boards], five raised bands, burgundy leather labels, gilt lettering, in blind decorative elements, navy silk ribbons bound in, red stain at all edges, frontispiece (Vol. 1). 12mo. Var. pag. Illus. (b/w plate).