CHAUCER. Canterbury Tales. Edinburgh, James Nichol, 1860.
3 vols. Original brown cloth, decorated in blind to upper cover and titled gilt to spine; a very good set of a fragile work, nonetheless with some erratic toning to cloth, a little light foxing to prelims, repaired split to internal rear hinge of vol 3, some pages unopened, with occasional marks from a few prior opening attempts, all three volumes with the armorial bookplate of Dr. John Harker to front paste down endpaper.
A three volume set of Chaucer's tales in an attractive cloth binding, also containing translation footnotes for ease of reading, essays on the life and works of Chaucer and other resources. Books from this period in the original cloth are uncommon survivals due to the relative fragility of decorative cloth, particularly when such a set retains all three volumes.