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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
NOTATIONAL CONVENTIONS
UNTRACED MANUSCRIPTS
SCRIBE B=ADAM PINKHURST
SCRIBE D=JOHN MARCHAUNT
THE HAMMOND SCRIBE
THE “HOOKED-g” SCRIBES
THE PETWORTH SCRIBE
THE BERYN SCRIBE
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A Digital Catalogue of the
Pre-1500 Manuscripts and Incunables of the
Canterbury Tales
Second Edition
INCUNABLE:  Pn-8
Location:  LondonUniversity of London, Sterling Library I [Chaucer-1492] fol. 
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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Page Size:  
28 x 19 cm (t4, one of the added folios, was 24.5 x 15 before being remargined, mostly at the fore-edge and foot).
Collation:
a8 (–1-4 [facsimiles], 8) b-c8 d8 (d1 only a fragment) e-v8 aa-kk8 ll6 A8 B8 (–1: facsimile) C-E8 F8 (–3 [facsimile], 8) K6 (–1-6; 5 supplied in facsimile); b4, b5, h3, k8, l2, n5, n6 (wrongly inserted between n7 and n8), s6, t2, t4, cc1, cc2, cc3, dd8, kk4, kk5 (at top is xvij in brown ink), B3, B4, B5, B6, D1, D7, E1, E2 all added from another copy.
Format:
Rubricated paraphs (very extensive paraphing system), blue initials (very faded), and glosses in yellowish-brown ink have been added (early sixteenth-century?).note Leaves added from another copy lack these features.
Binding:
Brown levant morocco, blind-tooled. The old russia covers of the previous binding, with the arms of the Thomas Grenville stamped in gilt, now function as doublures. Sewn on five bands, gilt-edged pages (Sterling Library Catalogue, p. 60).

HISTORY:
Provenance:
On b2r is “Townsende” (sixteenth century?). On f6r, at the top, is “Pigly” (in same color ink as glosses). On q2r is “Manchas[?].” On h2r there are notes concerning the births and marriages of various members of the Lambert family during the latter part of the reign of Henry VIII. The names on this page include the following: Elizabeth, Jame, Margrete, Thomas, Anne, Kateryn, Randall (all Lambarts), Edward Chambers, Pygote, and Elyn Cowper. An antipapist has crossed out “pope” and “popes” on CIv and C2v (MkPro), and substituted “Bysshopp” and “Bysshopps.” On fol. ir is the penciled note, “Sold 19th March 1896 for £200.” On the same page is a clipping from the Grenville sale catalogue, lot no. 187 (sold to “Stevens”).

References:
Mosser, Daniel W. “The Manuscript Glosses of the Canterbury Tales and the University of London’s Copy of Pynson’s [1492] Edition: Witness to a Lost Exemplar.” Chaucer Review 41 (2007): 360-92. 
University of London. The Sterling Library: A Catalogue of Printed Books and Literary Manuscripts Collected by Sir Louis Sterling and Presented by Him to the University of London. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1954. No. 171, pp. 60-1.