1782 John Bell’s British Library Edition

John Bell’s British Library Edition of 1782.

Bell, John, ed.  The Poetical Works of Geoff. Chaucer, in Fourteen Volumes. The Miscellaneous Pieces from Urry’s Edition 1721. The Canterbury Tales from Tyrwhitt’s Edition 1775.  Edinburg: The Apollo Press, 1782.32 mo.  3″ x 5″.

Bell, John, ed.  The Poetical works of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Life of the Author: A Critique from Mr. Thomas Warton: Essays, Notes, and a Glossary, by Thomas Tyrwhit. London: Cadell and Davies, 1807.  While the text is the same as the 1782 edition, there are some changes to the ancillary material.

One Response to 1782 John Bell’s British Library Edition

  1. Gideon Spence says:

    I recently ran across a collection of the 1782 edition John Bell’s British library collection of all 14 books in my grandmothers house. How much are they worth and how many collections were printed?

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