The Canterbury Tales [English].
Imprint: [Westminster: William Caxton, c.1476-7]. Folio.
Collation: [a–z A–I8 K10 L–Q8 R6 S–Z8 aa6].
GW: GW 6585;
Hain: HC 4921;
Goff: Goff C‑431;
BMC: BMC XI;
Proctor: Pr 9626;
Others: Blake 19-20 B9; BSB‑Ink C‑258; de Ricci, Caxton, 22; Duff 87; Painter, Caxton, 212; Rhodes 537; Sheppard 7369; STC 5082; [Felix de Marez Oyens and Margaret Ford], English Incunabula from the Wentworth Library (Christie's: London, 8 July 1998), lot 2.
Copy number: C-172(1)
Fragments. For this copy see Caxton, Exhibition, Bodley, no. 10.
Leaves [A7 –B6] only, containing the Seconde Nonnes Tale, lines 128-553, and the Canon's Yeoman's Prologue, lines 1-36. Leaves [A7-8] and [B1-2] mutilated.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half morocco.
Size: 215 × 160 × 6 mm.
Size of leaf: 200–208 × 117–143 mm.
Provenance: Richard Farmer (1735-1797); manuscript note; not found in his sale catalogue, 1798. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. e.3.
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