Chaucer, Geoffrey (d. 1400). The Workes of Geoffrey Chaucer newly printed, with dyuers workes whiche were neuer in print before: As in the table more playnly dothe appere. London: John Reynes or W. Bonham, 1542.

William Thynne (d. 1546), scholar and editor, originally published a complete edtion of Chaucer's work in 1532. This work is the second collected edition of Chaucer's works, essentially a reprint of the 1532 edition, but with the addition of "The Plowman's Tale," a spurious anti-Catholic text. Although Thynne had difficulty separating spurious works from Chaucer's own, he still managed to give readers the best available text of the Canterbury Tales to date. This book belonged to John Harington (1520?-1582), poet and father of Sir John Harington, the translator of Orlando Furioso. The elder Harington made numerous annotations in this text, especially in the section on Chaucer's Boece (a translation of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy), since he, like Boethius, had been unjustly imprisoned (in the Tower of London with then-Princess Elizabeth). Harington's often moralizing comments give us a glimpse of sixteenth-century didactic literary criticism. Purchased through the generosity of the Bundy Family.

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