Constellation Littérature élisabéthaine

[Canterbury Tales]

Title-page Attribution: ‘that noble & grete philosopher Gefferey Chaucer’ (Prohemye)
An imperfect copy, wanting gathering a8; leaves b1,2,7,8; 2a8; 2c1, 8; I1, 8; K8; L6. Leaves c5; p2; 2d7; 2f1; E2 mutilated and repaired
With woodcuts
Other Copies: 9 (British Library, Cambridge Magdalene, Cambridge Pepys, Oxford St. John’s, Rylands, Indiana, Morgan, Yale CBA, Yale Sterling)


Auteur: Chaucer, Geoffrey
Titre: [Canterbury Tales]
Lieu de publication: Westminster
Editeur: By William Caxton
Date: 1483
Langue: English
Nombre de scans: 580
Type: Print
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  • that the Bodmer holds the largest collection of early Shakespeare editions outside the Anglophone world? 
  • that the original price for a bound copy of the First Folio when it was first published in 1623 was about £1? 
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