Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and the Kingis Quair

Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and the Kingis Quair

Scotland (United Kingdom) — Ca. 1489

Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and the Kingis Quair

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Description
Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and the Kingis Quair

The last great manuscript anthology of Geoffrey Chaucer’s works is also one of the earliest Scottish literary anthologies. MS Arch. Selden. B. 24 of the Bodleian Library contains texts of Troilus and Criseyde, The Legend of Good Women, and The Parliament of Fowlsalongside along with various shorter works by Chaucer. It also contains The Quare of Jealousy and The Kingis Quair, one of the oldest Scottish works written in the courtly style and thus offers substantial evidence of how Chaucer was received in Scotland. The history of how the manuscript was created is complex and offers important insights into how such anthologies were compiled.

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Alternative Titles
Werke von Geoffrey Chaucer und das Kingis Quair
Date
Ca. 1489
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Script
Late gothic secretary
Content
Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer; poems by Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Hoccleve and John Lydgate; The Kingis Quair by James I of Scotland
Artist / School
Previous Owners
John Selden
Facsimile Editions

#1 The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and the Kingis Quair: a Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Arch. Selden. B. 24

Commentary: 1 volume by Julia Boffey, A. S. G. Edwards and B. C. Barker-Benfield
Language: English
1 volume: This facsimile is not complete. Partially colored reproduction of the entire original document with 550 black and white plates and eight color plates. The pages are presented on a larger white background. The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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