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UNTRACED MANUSCRIPTS
SCRIBE B=ADAM PINKHURST
SCRIBE D=JOHN MARCHAUNT
THE HAMMOND SCRIBE
THE “HOOKED-g” SCRIBES
THE PETWORTH SCRIBE
THE BERYN SCRIBE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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A Digital Catalogue of the
Pre-1500 Manuscripts and Incunables of the
Canterbury Tales
Second Edition
MANUSCRIPT:  Kk
Location:  CambridgeCambridge University Library MS Kk.1.3 (20)
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MANUSCRIPT CONTENTS:
The volume is a collection of items from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The CT leaf is Part 20 of this collection and contains lines VII 460-529 (B21650-1719) of the Prioress’s Prologue and Prioress’s Tale (DIMEV 3970; DIMEV 5601). The item is unrelated to the other materials in the volume.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Materials:  
Parchment.
Page Size:  
28.5 x 19.8 cm.
Format:
Single column, 39 lines per page, ruled in drypoint(?). Red capital strokes, rubricated 2-line initial for Prioress’s Prologue, rubricated running titles. The written space is 21.2 x 14.8 cm.
Hand(s):
See “Scribe B=Adam Pynkhurst
Body height ca. 2 mm. A second hand writes the running titles, the explicit for Prioress’s Prologue and the incipit for Prioress’s Tale in the margin. As Doyle observes: “the last two were evidently afterthoughts, not allowed for in the spacing” (1995, p. 60). This supplementary hand has a thorn that is indistinguishable from y, open e, 8-shaped final s, unlooped d, tailed g, and single compartment a.
Binding:
Rebound by Cockerell in 1976.

HISTORY:
Date:
s. XV1/4: Kk is perhaps the last of Pinkhurst’s extant MSS, based on the changes in script.
Language: 
See Scribe B=Adam Pynkhurst: Language
Provenance:
Nothing is known of the MS’s early history.

References:
Doyle, A.I. “The Copyist of the Ellesmere Canterbury Tales.” In Martin Stevens and Daniel Woodward, eds. The Ellesmere Chaucer: Essays in Interpretation. Ed. San Marino, CA & Tokyo: Huntington Library & Yushodo Co., Ltd., 1995. 49-67. [Facsimiles of both the recto and verso (Fig. 18 and Fig. 19, full size)]
Klinedinst, Lloyd F., Jr. “The Scribal Art of Textual Transmission: A Study of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Tradition in Nineteen Manuscripts Containing Selected Canterbury Tales.” Diss. University of Florida, 1971. 19-23
Manly, John M., and Edith Rickert, eds. The Text of the Canterbury Tales: Studied on the Basis of All Known Manuscripts. 8 vols. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1940. 1:302-3
McCormick, Sir William and Janet E. Heseltine. The Manuscripts of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: A Critical Description of Their Contents. Oxford: Clarendon, 1933. 544
Owen, Charles A., Jr. The Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1991. 105
Seymour, Michael C. A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts. Volume II, The Canterbury Tales. Aldershot and Brookfield: Scolar Press, 1997. 249-50