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Editor in Chief :-F.J. FURNIVALL, Esq., 3, St George's Square, Primrose Hill
Hon. Sec. :-W. A. DALZIEL, Esq., 67, Victoria Road, Finsbury Park,

THE CHAUCER SOCIETY'S PUBLICATIONS.
To do honour to CHAUCER, and to let the lovers and students of him see how
best unprinted Manuscripts of his works differd from the printed texts, this
was founded in 1868. There were then, and are still, many questions of metr
nunciation, orthography, and etymology yet to be settled, for which more pr
Manuscripts were and are wanted; and it is hardly too much to say that eve
of Chaucer contains points that need reconsideration. The founder (Mr Fur
began with The Canterbury Tales, and has given of them (in parallel colu
Royal 4to) six of the best theretofore unprinted Manuscripts known. Inasm
the parallel arrangement necessitated the alteration of the places of certain ta
some of the MSS, a print of each MS has been issued separately, following the
of its original. The first six MSS printed have been: the EMesmere (by leave
Earl of Ellesmere); the Hengwrt (by leave of W. W. E. Wynne, Esq.) ; the
Univ. Libr., MS Gg. 4. 27; the Corpus, Oxford ; the Pet worth (by leave of
Leconfield); and the Lansdowne 851 (Brit. Mus.), The Harleian 3374 will fi

Of Chaucer's Minor Poems,—the NSS of which are generally later than ti
MSS of the Canterbury Tales,-all the available MSS have been printed so
secure all the existing evidence for the true text.

The Boece from the best MS, and the Troilus Parallel-Text from the 3 best
are now all in type.

To secure the fidelity and uniform treatment of the texts, Mr F. J. Furniva
read and will read all with their MSS.

Autotypes of all the best Chaucer MSS. either have been or will be publisht.

The Society's publications are issued in two Series, of which the first contai
different texts of Chaucer's works; and the Second, such originals of and ess:
these as can be procured, with other illustrative treatises, and Supplementary

FIRST SERIES.
The Society's issue for 1868, in the First Series, is,
I. The Prologue and Knight's Tale, of the Canterbury Tales, in 6 p:

Texts (from the 6 MSS named below), together with Tables, showin
Groups of the Tales, and their varying order in 38 MSS of the Tale
in 5 old printed editions, and also Specimens from several MSS
“Moveable Prologues” of the Canterbury Tales,- The Shipman's Pro)
and Franklin's Prologue, -when moved from their right places, and

Substitutes for them. (The Six-Text, Part I.)
II. The Prologue and Knight's Tale from the Ellesmere MS.
III.

Hengwrt 154
IV.

Cambridge Gg. 4. 27
V.

Corpus

Oxford
VI.

Petworth
VII.

Lansdowne 851
(separate issues of the Texts forming Part I of the Six-Text edition.)

The issue for 1869, in the First Series, is,
VIII. The Miller's, Reeve's, and Cook's Tales: Ellesmere MS.)
IX.

Hengwrt

with ar
X.

Cambridge , Appendix
XI.

Corpus

Gamely
XII.

Petworth

from six M
XIII.

Lansdowne,
(separate issues of the Texts forming the Six-Text, Part II, No. XIV.)

The issue for 1870, in the First Series, is,
XIV. The Miller's, Reeve's, and Cook's Tales, with an Appendix of the Spu

Tale of Gamelyn, in 6 parallel Texts. (Six-Text, Part 11.)
The issue for 1871, in the First Series, is,
XV. The Man of Law's, Shipman's, and Prioress's Tales, with Chaucer's

Tale of Sir Thopas, in 6 parallel Texts from the MSS above named, an

coloured drawings of Tellers of Tales, after the originals in the Ellesmere
XVI. The Man of Law's Tale, from the Ellesmere MS.
XVII.

Cambridge MS.
XVIII.

Corpus MS.
XIX. The Shipman's, Prioress's, and Man of Law's Tales, from the Petworth

XX. The Man of Law's Tale, from the Lansdowne MS.
(each with woodcuts of fourteen drawings of Tellers of Tales in the Ellesmere »

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XXI. A Parallel-Text edition of Chaucer's Minor Poems, Part I:41. 'The Dethe

of Blaunche the Duchesse,' from Thynne's ed. of 1532, the Fairfax MS 16,
and Tanner MS 346; 2. 'the Compleynt to Pite,' 3. the Parlament of

Foules,' and 4. the Compleynt of Mars,' each from six MSS.

XXII. Supplementary Parallel-Texts of Chaucer's Minor Poems, Part I, containing

1. *The Parlament of Foules,' from three MSS.

XXIII. Odd Texts of Chaucer's Minor Poems, Part I, containing 1.two MS fragments

of 'The Parlament of Foules ; ' 2. the two differing versions of The Prologue

to the Legende of Good Women,' arranged so as to show their differences ;

3. an Appendix of Poems attributed to Chaucer, I. ' The Balade of Pitee

by Chauciers;' 11. “The Cronycle made by Chaucer,' both from MSS written

by Shirley, Chaucer's contemporary.

XXIV. A One-Text Print of Chaucer's Minor Poems, being the best Text from the

Parallel-Text Edition, Part I, containing, I. The Dethe of Blaunche the

Duchesse, II. The Compleynt to Pite, III. The Parlament of Foules, IV.

The Compleynt of Mars, ï. The ABC, with its original from De DeGuile-

ville's Pèlerinage de la Vie humaine (edited from the best Paris MSS by M.

Paul Meyer).

The issue for 1872, in the First Series, is,
XXV. Chaucer's Tale of Melibe, the Monk's, Nun's-Priest's, Doctor's, Pardoner's,

Wife of Bath's, Friar's, and Summoner's Tales, in 6 parallel Texts from the
MSS above named, with the remaining 13 coloured drawings of Tellers of
Tales, after the originals in the Ellesmere MS, and with Specimens of the

Variations of 30 MSS in the Doctor-Pardoner Link. (6-Text, Pt IV.)
XXVI. The Wife's, Friar's, and Summoner's Tales, from the Ellesmere MS, with

9 woodcuts of Tale-Tellers. (Part IV.).
XXVII. The Wife's, Friar's, Summoner's, Monk's, and Nun's-Priest's Tales, from

the Hengwrt MS, with 23 woodcuts of the Tellers of the Tales. (Part III.)
XXVIII. The Wife's, Friar's, and Summoner's Tales, from the Cambridge MS,

with 9 woodcuts of Tale-Tellers. (Part IV.)
XXIX. A Treatise on the Astrolabe, addressed to his son Lowys, in 1391 A.D., by

Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat, M.A.
The issue for 1873, in the First Series, is,

XXX. The Six-Text Canterbury Tales, Part V, containing the Clerk's and Mer-

chant's Tales.

The issue for 1874, in the First Series (ready in June 1873), is,

XXXI. The Six-Text, Part VI, containing the Squire's and Franklin's Tales.

XXXII to XXXVI. Large Parts of the separate issues of five MSS.

The issue for 1875, in the First Series (ready in September 1873), is,

XXXVII. The Six-Text, Part VII, the Second Nun's, Canon's-Yeoman's, and

Manciple's Tales, with the Blank-Parson Link.

XXXVIII to XLIII. Large Parts of the separate issues of the Six MSS, bringing

all up to the Parson's Tale.

XLIV. A detaild Comparison of the Troylus and Cryseyde with Boccaccio's Filos-

trato, with a Translation of all Passages used by Chaucer, and an Abstract

of the Parts not used, by W. Michael Rossetti, Esq., and with a print of the

Troylus from the Harleian MS 3943. Part I.

XLV, XLVI. Ryme-Index to the Ellesmere MS of the Canterbury Tales, by Henry

Cromie, Esq., M.A. Both in Royal 4to for the Six- Text, and in 8vo for the

separate Ellesmere MS.

XLVII. Notes and Corrections for the 8vo Ryme-Index, by H. Cromie, Esq.

The issue for 1876, in the First Series, is,

XLVIII. Autotype Specimens of the Chief Chaucer MSS, Part I, 16 Autotypes,

with a Note on the MSS, by F. J. Furnivall.

The issue for 1877, in the First Series, is,

XLIX. The Six-Text, Part VIII, containing the Parson's Tale, with a Table of its

Contents; and Mr Hy. Cromie's Notes and Corrections for the Ryme-Index

(4to.), No. XLV.

L to Ly. Separate issues of the several MSS of the Parson's Tale.

The issue for 1878, in the First Series, is,
LVI. Autotype Specimens of the Chief Chaucer MSS, Part II : 9 from the Cambridge

MS Gg. 4. 27, and 1 from Lord Leconfield's MS.
LVII. A Parallel-Text edition of Chaucer's Minor Poems, Part II :-5. The ABC,

from 6 MSS; 6. The Mother of God, from 3 MSS; 7. Anelida and Arcyte,
from 5 MSS and Caxton's print; 8. The Former Age, from 2 MSS (with
the Latin original, and Chaucer's prose Englishing) ; 9. To his Scrivener
from Shirley's MS and Stowe's print; 10. The House of Fame, from 2 MSS
and Caxton's and Thynne's prints.

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