Collection ID: 0028 | Metadata type: TEI

MS 1084/2 Canterbury tales

Title

Canterbury tales

Authors

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Funders

Call number

MS 1084/2
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, The Rosenbach)

Publisher

The Rosenbach

Language

Middle English (1100-1500)

Origin

Circa 1440
Place
England

Summary

This manuscript is a fragment of the Canterbury Tales, including portions of the Reeve's Tale, the Cook's Tale, and the Man of Law's Tale. These eleven leaves along with two leaves in the John Rylands Library (English MS. 63) are all that survive of the 'Oxford' manuscript.

Notes

Extent

Eleven leaves; 300 x 200 mm

Foliation

Modern pagination in pencil upper right recto and upper left verso

Collation

Fragment of eleven leaves; following the modern pagination: 9/10, 1/2 (bifolium), 3/4, 7/8 (bifolium), 5/6 (single), 13/14, 11/12 (bifolium), 15/16 (single), 17/18 (single), 19/20 (single), 21/22 (single)

Support

Parchment

Catchwords

Two extant horizontal catchwords lower inside margin verso

Layout

  • Frame-ruled in ink; variable lay-out of text in either five stanzas of seven lines or one column of thirty-eight lines; written area: 220 x 134 mm
  • Decoration

    Two outline drawings in bistre of the Cook and the Man of Law with two six-line initials decorated in blue, black, pink, and green on a gold background with foliate border extensions; one five-line and two three-line initials in red and blue with pen flourishing; titles in red; paragraph signs in red and blue

    Script

  • Anglicana
  • Provenance

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