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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 differently misplaced copies of the Canterbury stories. those manuscripts, final tested jointly over 50 years in the past, are the following defined after a clean appraisal and within the gentle of recent scholarship, and a few revisions of date, ornament, dialect, situation, provenance, and script are prompt. The advent defines many of the significant textual difficulties posed by means of the manuscripts and offers a few suggestions thereon, whereas suggesting suggestions to a couple incidental cruces. The Indices and Appendices checklist the quotation of misplaced and unidentified copies of the Canterbury stories, the names of former vendors and colleagues, and addenda et corrigenda for quantity I. is designed as a reference paintings for these lecturers and scholars who desire to be aware of 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 increase current knowledge.

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