The New Ellesmere Chaucer
Hardback 484pp 433x305mm
9780873281621   Product Code: 11029
The Ellemere manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, probably created soon after his death in 1400, contains the text and order of tales that have shaped nearly everyone's understanding of the work. Far less familiar is the ingenious presentation of the text, involving carefully planned illuminations, glosses and portraits of all the pilgrim-storytellers. This volume is a full-size monochromatic facsimile of the manuscript (Huntington Library MS EL 26 C 9). Please note: scholarly apparatus was published separately. No jacket.