Quarter-bound in pale green cloth and buff paper. Moderate to heavy edgewear, age toning to both cloth and paper. Previous owner's bookplate on FFEP, all 3 vols.
No additional printings listed. Green cloth covers with gilt titles to spine. Vol. 2 gilt rubbed, faded. Light rubbing, shelfwear to all surfaces: boards, edges, corners, ends of spine. Silverfish damage to cloth of boards, quite light on vol. 1, somewhat more extensive on the back board of vol. 2, but still light overall (nothing damaging the integrity of either volume). Back hinges starting, both volumes.
The book itself is not signed but includes a card with the inscription 'With Mr Thackeray's compliments, Thursday June 4th' written in what appears to be the author's handwriting. ND, 8vo, 526 pgs. Half bound leather with gilt decoration on spine, green cloth boards. No date, appears to be turn of the 20th century. Text includes numerous plate, b&w and full color. Text clean throughout, binding solid. Leather on spine lightly rubbed, gilt faded but fully legible. Marbled edges of block lightly faded but still clean and clear. Edge of front endpaper and first couple pgs of text lightly dust soiled. Otherwise a near fine book.
volume 1 of a variorum edition of the works of geoffrey chaucer. edited by paul g. ruggiers.