[Published Feb.y 14 1804 by Richard Philips. No.71 St. Paul's Church Yard, London.]
Very rare stipple with etching. Proof before letters. Sheet size: 255 x 180mm (10 x 7"). Trimmed inside plate.
Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343 - 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative 'The Canterbury Tales'. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin.
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