URRY’S 1721 ILLUSTRATED FOLIO EDITION OF CHAUCER, IN CONTEMPORARY CALF BOARDS
CHAUCER, Geoffrey (URRY, John, editor). The Works. London, 1721.
First edition of Urry's folio edition of Chaucer's works, the first collected Chaucer in the easier-to-read Roman typeface, with three previously unpublished tales, beautifully illustrated with fine copper-engraved portraits, one of Chaucer by Vertue and one of Urry by Pigue, as well as a handsome title page vignette and numerous in-text copper engravings of the various Canterbury pilgrims. A handsome copy. $5200.