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A Digital Catalogue of the
Pre-1500 Manuscripts and Incunables of the
Canterbury Tales
Second Edition
INCUNABLE:  Cx1-22
Location:   Ex-Bertram, 4th Earl of Ashburnham 
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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
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Collation:
fol. 21=Mr. Paul Robertson
fol. 22=Mr. Frank J. Piehl
fol. 26=Sold at Christie’s, November 23, 1998, lot 27; sold at Christie’s June 12, 2015, lot 42 (23.9 x 16.7 cm)
fol. 28=Stanford University Spec Coll Z232.C38 D7 1905 F
fol. 38=Tulane University Libraries 094.1 D855, Jones Hall Rare Books
fol. 39=State Library of South Australia 821.1 C496 b Restricted use
fols. 41-42=Beinecke Library Zi 9626, Copy 1
fol. 43*=Buffalo & Erie County Public Library RBR Bibliog D785
fols. 43-48=Beinecke Library Zi 9626, Copy 1
fol. 50*=Northwestern University, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
fols. 50-55=Beinecke Library Zi 9626, Copy 1
fol. 51*=Newberry Library Inc. 9626
fol. 54*=Grabhorn Collection, San Francisco Public Library
fol. 56=Chapin Library, Williams College
fol. 57=Henry E. Huntington Library Spec XXX Eng Inc. Pr 9626 Accession number 105747
fol. 60=Library of Congress, Copy1=Batcheldur Collection [Z232.C38K87]
fol. 62=Pattee Library, Pennsylvania State University, Z232.C38 D7 1905 Q
fol. 64=Boston Public Library
fol. 65=University of Tokyo LibraryA100 1007
fol. 76=New York Public Library, *KP+ (Caxton) Duff
fol. 77=University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, HRC Incun 1478 C393c Rare Books Col
fol. 79=Milner Library, Illinois State University
fol. 81=National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum L287-1910
fol. 82=Sold at Christie’s, December 11, 2001, lot 432 (23.2 x 18.3 cm)
fol. 83=Lilly Library Z 232 | .C38 D85
fol. 86=Houghton Library, Harvard University B 4456.340 F*
fol. 92=Ellis Library, University of Missouri-Columbia Z232.C38 D7 1905
fol. 95=Northwestern University, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
fol. 97=Lehigh University
fol. 98=Southern Illinois University
fol. 99=Keio University Betsu ILB@615
fol. 101=University of Delaware Library FOLIO Z232.C38 D7 1905
fol. 102=Spokane Public Library FULLER 655.1 D873
fol. 103=Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley, f IE6.W35C2.1478c.leaf Bancroft
fol. 105=Sold at Christie’s, October 8, 2001, lot 22. Ex-Abel E. Berland
fol. 108=Beinecke Library Zi 9626, Copy 1
fol. 110=[Sacramento Public Library]
fol. 113=Michael Thompson
fol. 114=Gutenberg Museum GM Ink 132
fol. 117=The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
fol. 118=The University of Iowa Libraries FOLIO Z232.C38 D79 1905
fol. 120=Newberry Library Inc. 9626
fol. 121=Sold at Swann Galleries, April 18, 2002 (23.4 x 18.5 cm).
fol. 122=San Diego Public Library, Wang Collection
fol. 124=Amherst College Library x RBR C393Z D
fol. 125=Grand Rapids Public Library
fol. 126=Firestone Library, Robert H. Taylor Collection
fol. 127=Toledo Museum of Art 1926.95
fol. 128=Thomas Riedlinger
fol. 139=University of Michigan, Special Collections Library Z 232.C384 D86
fol. 145=University of North Carolina, Wilson Library, Inc. 531.5 1478
fol. 147=R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
fol. 150=Northern Illinois University Libraries Z232.C38 D7 1905
fol. 152=National Trust (Bateman’s)
fol. 153=Library of Congress, Copy 2=Batcheldur Collection [Incun.X.C47]
fol. 154=Pequot Library
fol. 155=Wellesley College, Book Arts Collection, Caxton Club Folio
fol. 161=Coleraine, Ulster University Library
fol. 162=Sold at Christie’s, November 23, 1998, lot 26; sold at Christie’s June 12, 2015, lot 41 (23.9 x 18.9 cm).
fol. 164=University of Colorado at Boulder Z232.C38 D7 1905
fol. 166=Northwestern University, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
fol. 170=Houghton Library, Harvard University B 4456.340 F*
fol. 171=Library of Congress, Copy 3=Batcheldur Collection [Incun.X.C48]
fol. 172=Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library 06750
fol. 174=Philadelphia Free Library A655.142 C31
fol. 175=Rochester Institute of Technology, Cary Graphic Arts Collection cc093C384xD855w
fol. 178=Washington University Library Z232. C38 D7 1905 4o
fol. 179=Sold at Sotheby’s New York 19 June 2008o
fols. 184, 186, 188-189, 196-197, 199-205, 207-229=Private Collection, Virginia (ex-Sir Paul Getty; ex-Doheny 11, 10; De Ricci 22.28)
fol. 231=Sold at Swann Galleries April 18, 2002 (23.5 x 19; inlaid in a larger sheet)
fols. 232-248, 251-254, 258-263=Private Collection, Virginia (ex-Sir Paul Getty; ex-Doheny 11, 10; De Ricci 22.28)
fol. 264=Beinecke Library Zi 9626, Copy 1
fol. 265=Ex-Sir Paul Getty; ex-Doheny 11, 10; De Ricci 22.28
fol. 278=Beinecke Library Zi 9626, copy 2
fol. 281=Tokyo, Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya (This may, however, be De Ricci 22.26, described as “One leaf only, mounted in a frame.” I have not been able to examine the leaf, and the frame obscures essential information.)
fol. 282=San Juan, Puerto Rico, La Casa del Libro
fol. 298=Newberry Library, Caxton Club Archives
Q [38]/fols. [299-306]=Ex-Camarillo, California, St. John’s Seminary, Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library
fol. 337=Uppsala, Sweden Uppsala universitetsbibliotek
fol. 354=Detroit Public Library, Rare Books Collection
fol. 355=Sold at Christie’s, December 17, 1983, lot 69. (The leaf is described as “folio 353 [Y3].” This would be fol. [355]=45.3.)
fol. 359=Beinecke Library Zi 9626, copy 3

HISTORY:
Provenance:
This unbound fragment was distributed by the Caxton Club as part of a leaf-book edition in 1905 (Duff [Caxton Club] 1905). Before the Caxton Club acquired these leaves, several fragments were combined with other Ashburnham disjecta into the copy now at Yale, De Ricci 22.23(?)=Beinecke Library Zi 9626, Copy 1. Still more leaves comprise part of a fragment of 65 folios, the ex-Sir Paul Getty copy=De Ricci 22.28. Another fragment, consisting of Q [38]/fols. [299-306], was sold at the auction of the Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library. The fragment also apparently had duplicates of some leaves, as the Northwestern leaf (fol. 50*]),and the Newberry leaf (fol. [51*]), and the San Francisco Public Library leaf (fol. 54*) coincide with two of the leaves in the Beinecke fragment (copy 1) that share the diagnostic pagination and other features with the majority of the Caxton Club leaves.

References:
Mosser, Daniel W. “William Caxton’s First Edition of the Canterbury Tales and the Origin of the Leaves for the Caxton Club’s 1905 Leaf Book.” Disbound and Dispersed: The Leaf Book Considered. Ed. Susan F. Rossen. Newcastle, DL: Oak Knoll Books, 2005. 24-50.