Author Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
Title Works. 1598
  The workes of our antient and learned English poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly printed : In this impression you shall find these additions. 1. His portraiture and progenie shewed. 2. His life collected. 3. Arguments to every booke gathered. 4. Old and obscure words explaned. 5. Authors by him cited, declared. 6. Difficulties opened. 7. Two bookes of his, never before printed
Pub. Info. London : Printed by Adam Islip, at the charges of Thomas Wight, anno 1598.
 Special Collections  Oversize PR1850 1598  LIB USE ONLY
Descript [28], 394, [14] leaves, [1] leaf of plates : ill., geneal. tables, port. ; 32 cm. (fol.)
Note Signatures: [a]-c6 [pararaph]4 A-U6 Aa-Tt6 Uu-Xx8 Yy-4A6 4B8
  Edited by Tho. Speght.
  Leaf b1 signed c1; leaf [par.]3 signed A.iii
  Other variants of the 1598 Chaucer have Bonham Norton in place of White's name on the t.p., or have imprint: Londini, Impensis Geor. Bishop, Anno. 1598. Cf. STC
  Price appears as 5 on second flyleaf, verso.
  Etching depicting Chaucer and the Progenie of Gefffrey Chaucer signature b.
Contents Includes John Lydgate's The siege of Thebes.
Note STC (2nd ed.), 5079
  ESTC, S111946
  Purchase; James Wilson Bright; 1926 41419
  Inscribed to E.B Price from Henry Stothard F.S.A, on his deathbed. Sunday 14 Feb. 1847. Earlier inscriptions appear on the title page. 1599 and 1615. Names of those former owners are crossed out. Below appears Stothards name and the year 1843. Henry Stothard was the son of Thomas Stothard (1755-1834) a painter and book illustrator who first apprenticed with a Huguenot silk weaver in London. He later joined the Royal Academy, exhibited his work throughout his life, but also took lucrative commissions in publishing and the industrial arts. His most famous commission was a painting for 60 of a scene from Chaucers Pilgrimage to Canterbury. Stothard enjoyed consistent patronage during his lifetime. His work survives in abundance in the British Museum, British Library, Tate, and other collections. (See DNB entry by M.G. Sullivan).
  Presentation inscription appears on third flyleaf, verso, A death-bed present from Henry Stothard F.S.A. to E.B. Price Sunday, 14 Feb. 1847.
  Former owner signatures on title page are crossed out by a later owner.
  Autograph of H. Stothard appears on title page, recto.
  Editor's dedication to Sir Robert Cecil signed: Tho. Speght
  Autograph appears above etching title Progenie of Gefffrey Chaucer, Hen: Cromptons Books 1666.
  Annotations appear on title page, verso.
  Cat paw prints appear tracked across folios 68 and 69, apparently in ink.