NLW MS 11903D.
Merthyr Mawr manuscript of Canterbury Tales,
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Photostat facsimiles and photographs of the Merthyr Mawr fragment of The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer, being three imperfect folios from an early fifteenth century text of the Nonnes Preestes Tale. The three folios originally contained II. -94, -332, and -96 of the text. Among later marginal additions are couplets in strict metres by Tudur Aled.
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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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( The original folios are inset in a copy of J. Davies: . . . Dictionarium Duplex . . . (Londini, 1632), deposited in the National Library of Wales by the Reverend L. C. Simons, M.A., Merthyr Mawr Rectory, Glamorgan, in 1938 and now designated N.L.W. Deposited MS. 352.
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For a fuller description of the original folios see John M. Manley and Edith Rickert: The Text of the Canterbury Tales (Chicago, 1940), vol. I, pp. 361-4.
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Preferred citation: NLW MS 11903D.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971);