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Chaucer, Squire's Tale (8  September  1800) Chaucer, Geoffrey ‘The Squire's Tale'
in The Canterbury tales, first printed by Caxton 1477-8 and in a better second edition by Caxton in 1483.
The earliest full edition of Chaucer's collected works is
Chaucer, GeoffreyThynne, William (editor)The workes of Geoffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyuers workes whiche were neuer in print before: as in the table more playnly dothe appere. 1532
In writing his biography of Chaucer, WG relied mainly upon:
Chaucer's Canterbury tales, to which is added an Essay on his language and versification; an introductory discourse; notes, and a glossary. By Thomas Tyrwhitt. 1775-8, 8vo., 5 vols.
WG's sale catalog lists:
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, with Notes and Glossary by T. Tyrwhit, 2 vol. Oxford, 1798 (item 356).
Chaucer's Works, with Life by Speght, portrait 1687 (item 430).
Chaucer's Works, with Glossary and Life by John Urry, ports. 1721 (item 431).

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