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Manuscript Description
Europe, Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale MS XIII.B.29
MS Appellation:Np (Manly and Rickert)
Title:Canterbury Tales (selection including The Clerk's Tale)
Author:Chaucer and various
Contents:Medicinal Recipes; Sir Beuys of Hampton; Of Seint Alex of Rome; Libeus Disconyus; Sir Isombrase; Griselde; Envoy to Beware of Doublenesse (Lydgate)
Date Range:Dated 1457 by scribe named More.
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:ii + 146
Pagination:Modern page numbers.
Quiring:i+1(10 xi and xii missing)+1(bifolium with i), 2-6(12), +2
Catchwords:Present on pp. 46, 70, 94, 142
Page Size:280 x 195
Frame:Double ruled lines on each side of text area in brown ink.
Writing Space:220 x 130 for Clerk's Tale.
Flourished Initials:Space left for initials which were never executed.
Other Names (not owners):Manly and Rickert establish the manuscript's ownership by Tommaso Campanella from the rebus of a bell on one of the flyleaves.
Further Information:Manly and Rickert I: 376-380. Seymour I: 149-150.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP