The Canterbury Tales – Chaucer (1870s)

S$148.00

Sold out!

The Canterbury Tales – Chaucer (1870s)

S$148.00

Title: The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons. No date, most probably 1870s-1880s.

Condition: Decorative cloth, gilt to all edges. A very beautiful book, cover clean and bright. Good condition. Binding sound, but a few pages appear to have been re-attached to the book. Engraved plates. App. 7″ x 5″, 586pp excluding publisher’s catalogue.

Sold out!

SKU: chaucer-canterbury Categories: , Tag:

Description

About The Canterbury Tales (from Wikipedia):

The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of over 20 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century, during the time of the Hundred Years’ War. The tales (mostly written in verse, although some are in prose) are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The prize for this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return.