Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, 1602 - Family tree, p. A6r.

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Date:1602

Description:The author's family tree illustrates a Shakespeare sourcebook.

In this finely printed edition the preliminary pages of Chaucer’s Works include a portrait of the author, surrounded by an elaborate detailed chart with the coats of arms of the Chaucer ancestors.

Full title: Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, London, Adam Islip, 1602.


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