Yale University Library

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Beinecke Digital Collections

Canterbury tales.

Canterbury tales.

Call Number:
Creator: Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
Language:
Date: [ca. 1440-1460]
Subjects:
Genre:
Type of Resource:
Description:
From the collections of Sir Edmund Knyvett; John Walpole; Thomas Skarlet; Sir Henry Spelman; Hamon L'Estrange; George Mason; John Ker, Duke of Roxburghe; William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, and his descendants. On deposit from the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
In Middle English.
Layout: single columns of 39-42 lines.
Script: English bookhand.
Decoration: full illuminated border on first page of text, including large portrait initial of author; other illuminated initials with decorated borders and elaborate penwork initials.
Bookplate: Chatsworth.
Binding: nineteenth-century full brown morocco.
Byname: Devonshire Chaucer.
Abstract:
Manuscript, on vellum, in a single hand, of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. John Lydgate's Life of St. Margaret follows the Chaucer text.
Physical Description:
ff. iv + 282 + iv : parchment ; 377 x 260 mm.
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Catalog Record:
Extent of Digitization:
Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 16147032
Download:
   |   Metadata record
Cite this   |   Text this   |   Report this
 
Similar Items