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  1. 8vo; title printed in red and black, rubricated throughout, extra title for Book of Psalms, light toning to leaves, prayer pasted to verso of front free endpaper; contemporary black morocco, elaborately gilt with central device to both covers, spine with 5 raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments, light rubbing to extremities, marbled endpapers, overall a very good copy.

    £750
  2. Second edition in English; folio, (33 x 22.5 cm); woodcut vignette to title, inscription to title upper margin 'Jno Poley de Boxted 1711', contemporary neat annotation to front blank (a short biography of Augustine), occasional dust-soiling; near-contemporary speckled calf, blindstamped initials 'W.P.' to front board, some light wear, lacking rear endpaper, front free endpaper wormed and soiled to margins, front hinge cracked, otherwise a remarkably fresh example; [20], 861 [i.e. 860], [4]pp.

    £9,500
  3. First edition in English; folio, (305 x 215 mm); woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, contemporary ownership inscription to dedication leaf, contemporary marginal annotations and underlining in the same hand, title page browned with neat repair to upper right-hand corner, some toning and damp-staining; early twentieth-century calf, ruled in blind, red morocco title label with gilt ruling and lettering, slight rubbing to extremities, endpapers renewed, otherwise a good copy; [8], 1363, [64]pp.

    £6,500
  4. First edition thus; folio, (40.2 x 26.5 cm); 2 engraved portraits of Urry and Chaucer, engraved title-vignette, other engravings in-text, decorative initials and head- and tail-pieces throughout, some light toning, scattered light spotting; contemporary blind-tooled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco title-piece with gilt lettering, boards slightly worn, corners slightly rubbed, overall a very good copy; [vi], 626, 81, [1, errata]pp.

    £2,500
 

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