Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library > Canterbury tales.
- Canterbury tales.
- Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1440-1460]
- Publication Place
Manuscript, on vellum, in a single hand, of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. John Lydgate's Life of St. Margaret follows the Chaucer text.
Binding: nineteenth-century full brown morocco.
Byname: Devonshire Chaucer.
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.
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.
- ff. iv + 282 + iv : parchment ; 377 x 260 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
English, Middle (1100-1500)
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Takamiya MS 24
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Manuscripts, Medieval--England--15th century.
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Devonshire, William Spencer Cavendish,--Duke of,--1790-1858--Bookplate.
Lydgate, John, 1370?-1451? Life of St. Margaret.
- Subject (Topic)
English literature--Middle English, 1100-1500.
English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500.
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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