“THERE IS NO PRODUCTION OF MAN THAT DISPLAYS MORE VARIOUS AND VIGOROUS TALENT THAN THE CANTERBURY TALES”
(CHAUCER) GODWIN, William. Life of Geoffrey Chaucer. London, 1804. Four volumes.
First octavo edition (second edition overall) of Godwin’s highly esteemed biography of the English language’s first great poet, with three engraved frontispiece portraits, handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt. $1350.