Ellesmere Manuscript

Entertainment / Literature / Ellesmere Manuscript: Usually referred to as 'the Ellesmere,' this book is one of the most important surviving fifteenth-century manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The beautiful Ellesmere manuscript contains the best illumination and a set of portraits of each pilgrim. It is currently housed in the Huntington Library at San Marino, California. Cf. Hengwrt Manuscript.

Vercelli Manuscript

Entertainment / Literature / Vercelli Manuscript: An important manuscript of Old English religious poems and sermons--probably written in the late tenth-century. The name comes from Vercelli monastery in northern Italy, where the lost manuscript was MORE

Winchester Manuscript

Entertainment / Literature / Winchester Manuscript: A handwritten book or manuscript by two scribes containing the text of Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur. Librarian Walter Oakeshott discovered the text in 1934. It had been locked in a safe in the Warden's MORE

The Guiot Manuscript

Entertainment / Literature / The Guiot Manuscript: Technically referred to as MS Bibliothèque Nationale f. Fr. 794, this mid-thirteenth-century manuscript is the most important document containing Chrétien de Troyes's Arthurian romances after the so MORE