The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
London: William Pickering, 1845. 6 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. An exceptionally finely bound set by Tout with gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling in the panels around an 'Aldine leaf'. The boards are framed within gilt corner tools and a triple fillet. Gilt dentelles and all edges. This set also has very wide squares, an unusual and luxurious detail. A fine edition of perhaps the greatest English poet in a fabulous little binding.