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1 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Thurston, Paul T. ARTISTIC AMBIVALENCE IN CHAUCER'S KNIGHT'S TALE
Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the page edges, else a bright fine copy; in a dust jacket with small tears and nicks to the edges, a small chip to the upper spine panel, and age-toning to the spine panel and edges. Illustrated frontispiece, notes, bibliography. 
A study of Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" with an emphasis on the satiric elements of the poem. Thurston argues that as opposed to praising the ideals of the age of chivalry, the poem is meant as satire, and questions those cherished traditions. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Chaucer, Geoffrey CANTERBURY TALES
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1981). Deluxe edition. Hardcover. Bookplate affixed to rear pastedown, else fine, in full green faux-leather, with gilt lettering and decoration, hubbed spine, all edges gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. 
In contemporary verse by J.U. Nicolson. Illustrated with the woodcuts from William Caxton's second edition of the TALES (1484), derived from a facsimile of Samuel Pepys's own copy of Chaucer's work. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Payne, F. Anne CHAUCER AND MENIPPEAN SATIRE
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, (1981). 0299081702 / 9780299081706 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Payne places Chaucer's poems within the Menippean satire genre, which illuminates three of the more difficult works, TROILUS AND CRISEYDE, "The Nun's Priest's Tale," and "The Knight's Tale." Notes, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Bennett, H.S. CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
(London): Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends, shelf wear to lower edges, particularly corners, name and date written in ink to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Part one of Volume II of THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. This volume analyzes Chaucer and surveys 15th Century literature in the light of modern scholarship. Chronological tables, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles CHAUCER AND THE FRENCH TRADITION: A Study in Style and Meaning
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1960) Second printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, else near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket with shelfwear, tanning to the spine, scattered pencil-marks to front panel, and internal nicks to the spine. 282pp. 
A study of Chaucer's poetic style, analyzed from a modern perspective, with an emphasis on form and style rather than content. Muscatine creates a new outlook on Chaucer's poetic development, and new interpretations of his major poems. Notes, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Rigby, S.H. CHAUCER IN CONTEXT: Society, Allegory and Gender
Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, (1996). 0719042364 / 9780719042362 First edition, first printing: Trade paperbound issue. Fine, as new, in color illustrated wraps. 
A study that surveys and assesses competing critical approaches to Chaucer's work. Rigby also focuses on the context of the thought, social issues and political controversies in Chaucer's time. 205 pages; select bibliography; references; and index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Speirs, John CHAUCER THE MAKER
London: Faber and Faber, (1962). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket with soiling to the rear panel, and mild wear to the extremities. 
An introduction to Chaucer's life and works, which examines the social background behind his writings, revealing the skill, humor, and humanity contained within the poems. Speirs argues Chaucer is an essential forerunner to later literature. Index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Howard, Donald R. CHAUCER: His Life, His Works, His World
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1987). 052524400X / 9780525244004 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild foxing to the page edges, else near fine in brown cloth over brown boards, with map-decorated endpapers; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Royal octavo. 636 pages; 16 pages of photos, chronology, references, notes, index. 
Biography of the poet. Three reigns of England are examined through Chaucer's eyes. Winner of the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Meech, Sanford B. DESIGN IN CHAUCER'S TROILUS
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, (1959). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in decorative cloth and dark blue top-edge coloring; in a dust jacket that shows some minor edge tears, pale discoloration, an internal chip and related snags at upper spine. 529pp. 
A study of the transformation of Boccaccio's FILOSTRATO into Chaucer's love poem TROILUS AND CRISEYDE. Meech examines the text to reveal the similarities and the departures from the original to clarify Chaucer's poetic design. Notes, index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles POETRY AND CRISIS IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER
Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, (1972). 0268004595 / 9780268004590 First edition. With folded publisher's advertisement laid in. Hardcover. Mild fading to the spine, and a tiny nick to upper shelf edge cloth, else near fine in fushia cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. Notes, index. 
A collection of four essays from lectures given by Professors Ward and Phillips in 1969 at the University of Notre Dame, that dealt with the issue of the relevance of the study of medieval works, utilizing specific texts to reveal their significance. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Pearcy, Roy J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 4 1982
(Norman, Oklahoma): The New Chaucer Society, 1982. 0933784031 / 9780933784031 First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, spots of soil to the fore-edge of the text block, and mild lean, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt illustration and lettering to cover, and gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on Chaucer's use of punctuation and language, Theban history in TROILUS, and approaches to teaching his works. Bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 5 1983
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1983. 0937664642 / 9780937664643 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 280pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of articles and reviews about the medieval poet, including pieces on medieval narrative, chivalry, and comedy in allegory. Includes the Society's Presidential address, bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 7 1985
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1985. 0933784066 / 9780933784062 First edition. Hardcover. Mild bump to lower edge of the front cover, else a very nearly fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 350pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of scholarly articles and reviews, including pieces on the spirituality of the High Middle Ages, astrology in English literature, and the structure of THE CANTERBURY TALES. Bibliography, author index, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 8 1986
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1986. 0933784090 / 9780933784093 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews about medieval literature from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on poetic symbolism, medicine in Chaucer's time, and women writers of the Middle Ages. Annotated bibliography, author index, index. 353pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Giffin, Mary STUDIES ON CHAUCER AND HIS AUDIENCE
Hull, Quebec, Canada: Les Editions L'Eclair 1956. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. Illustrated with seven photographic reproductions (two in color) on coated stock, including frontispiece. 
A detailed study of four poems which Chaucer appears to have written for particular audiences. Two of the poems are meant to be read aloud, and two written for readers, three for groups and one for the king. 127 pages, index, notes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Frantzen, Allen J. TROILUS AND CRISEYDE: The Poem and the Frame
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794271 / 9780805794274 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Dancers'' by Max Weber. Chronology of Chaucer's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of Chaucer's famous poem, with a description of many of the interpretations of the text since medieval times. Frantzen argues that the poem is best viewed through "frames," and utilizes various frames to analyze the complex aspects of the work. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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