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Austin, University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center,  HRC 046
Description: ff. xiii + 24 (interleaved) + xi - Thomas Devynysh (signature, f.16r); John Eglysfelld (signature, f.20v); Morell Thurston (d.1747); Samuel Pegge the elder (1704-1796); Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833); Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), his n.6570; Louis H. Silver (1902-1963); Newberry Library - Manly and Rickert, v. I, pp. 415-20.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 6
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/HRC046_37
Language: English Country: England Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1r - 24v
Description: - Paper - 280, ca. x 210 mm - 41-48 lines, double column on ff. 1-12, long lines thereafter
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
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Assigned Date: s. XV3/4Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1475
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Anglicana
Notes: This ms. consists of two fragments of the Canterbury Tales which were bound in s. XVIII with a separate fragment of Legend of Good Women; that ms. is now London, British Library Ms. Additional 9832.
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: ff. 1r-12v
Author: Chaucer
Title: Canterbury Tales
Language(s): English
Notes: Contents: conclusion of the Pardoner's Tale; the Shipman's Tale; the Shipman-Prioress link; the Prioress's Prologue and Tale; the Prioress-Thopas link; Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas; the Thopas-Melibee link; Chaucer's Tale of Melibee (imperfect at end). 
Status of text: First of two fragments. See Note.
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Front pastedown   Bookplates of Joseph Haslewood and Louis H. Silver.
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f. 1r   Ownership notes.
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f. 1r   First page of first fragment, Pardoner's Tale (imperfect at beginning, starting with line 831).
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f. 12v   End of first fragment, Tale of Melibee (imperfect at end, ending with line 2543).
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Text 2: ff. 13r-24v
Author: Chaucer
Title: Canterbury Tales
Language(s): English
Notes: Contents: last half of the Parson's Tale (beginning in the middle of the section "De Ira") and Chaucer's Retraction. 
Status of text: Second of two fragments. See Note.
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f. 13r   First page of second fragment, Parsons Tale (imperfect at beginning, starting with line 587).
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f. 24r   End of second fragment, with end of Chaucer's Retraction; notes and sketches, including one of a sailing ship.
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