A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts: Volume Two: The by M.C. Seymour

By M.C. Seymour

This moment quantity, which completes the 1st finished catalogue of Chaucer's manuscripts, describes the fifty six extant copies and the fragments of eight another way misplaced copies of the Canterbury stories. those manuscripts, final tested jointly over 50 years in the past, are right here defined after a clean appraisal and within the gentle of recent scholarship, and a few revisions of date, ornament, dialect, position, provenance, and script are steered. The creation defines a number of the significant textual difficulties posed via the manuscripts and provides a few concepts thereon, whereas suggesting suggestions to a couple incidental cruces. The Indices and Appendices list the quotation of misplaced and unidentified copies of the Canterbury stories, the names of former proprietors and colleagues, and addenda et corrigenda for quantity I. is designed as a reference paintings for these academics and scholars who desire to understand what and the place the extant fabric is with out the labour of its assortment and for these capable within the quite a few specialities of manuscript bibliography to develop current knowledge.

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