Victorian Decorative Binding of Chaucer's Poems circa 1885
The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer
A New text, with illustrative notes by Thomas Wright.
Chicago: Belford Clarke and Co. No date circa 1885
Octavo, original blue cloth with ornate design work to cover and spine, gilt to spine and cover, gilt to all page edges, floral endpapers. A beautiful and elaborate binding, in very good condition with rubbing at ends of spine and corners, gilt just a touch dull at spine, soiling to rear cover, pages toned and brittle as common to these publications, else a very stunning copy.