The opening folio of the Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript, an early 15th century manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, held in the National Library of Wales, in Aberystwyth, Century Manuscript, Ancient Manuscript, Chaucer Manuscript, Chaucer Canterbury, Open Folio, Book, Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, 15Th Century
Also on these boards
"Beowulf" survives in a single medieval manuscript, housed at the British Library in London. The manuscript bears no date. Some scholars have suggested that the manuscript was made at the end of the 10th century, others in the early decades of the eleventh. The most likely time for "Beowulf" to have been copied is the early 11th century, which makes the manuscript approximately 1,000 years old.
Canterbury Tales ~ This beautifully illustrated 14th-century manuscript edition of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbruy Tales features the author himself. Some scholars believe the illustration was painted by Hermann Scheerre. This illustration shows the opening to the Prologue.
Image from the Glossary for the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. Chaucer.
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, 14th century ~ British Library
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1400) -Flyleaf with various pen-trials and inscriptions- John Rylands Library.