Chaucer Prologue, Knights Tale Edited by Morris 1907.

PRESENTING A RARE EDITION hardback copy of Clarendon Press Series, CHAUCER, The Prologue, The Knightes Tale, The Nonne Preestes Tale from The Canterbury Tales…edited by Rev. Richard Morris, LL.D., A New Edition with Collations and Additional Notes by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat, Litt. D…..Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1907. 

This RARE book has some condition issues (reflected in the price)….. some wear and discoloration to the cover   Some minor foxing….but ‘all in all’ in reasonable condition for it’s age. All pages appear to be intact. Notes in pencil on various pages of the book.

This is a RARE Edition!!

Geoffrey Chaucer (/ˈɔːsər/; c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature,[1] is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was the first poet to be buried in Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey.

While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten-year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works are The Book of the DuchessThe House of FameThe Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde. He is best known today for The Canterbury Tales.

Chaucer’s work was crucial in legitimizing the literary use of the Middle English vernacular at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.


The Canterbury Tales (Middle EnglishTales of Caunterbury[2]) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400.[3] In 1386, Chaucer became Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace and, in 1389, Clerk of the King’s work.[4] It was during these years that Chaucer began working on his most famous text, The Canterbury Tales. The tales (mostly written in verse, although some are in prose) are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The prize for this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return.

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Chaucer Prologue, Knights Tale Edited by Morris 1907.

Provenance: Part of a Private Dallas Collection.

Dimensions: 6.75″ x 4.75″

Condition: Fair ORIGINAL CONDITION…..some damage

Price Now: $54

Chaucer Prologue, Knights Tale Edited by Morris 1907

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