An Annotated Edition of Chaucer Belonging to Stephan Batman

Leahy, Conor (2020) An Annotated Edition of Chaucer Belonging to Stephan Batman. The Library. ISSN 0024-2160 (In Press)

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This article introduces a copy of The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer (1561) formerly belonging to the writer, cleric, limner, and book-collector Stephan Batman. The volume is currently held at the Guildhall Library (SR 2.3.3), and contains Batman’s annotations and manicules throughout the text. It also features an 28-line poem in Batman’s hand, a short booklist of medieval chronicles, and five line drawings. The book thus offers a fresh insight into the reading practices of one of the most industrious English antiquaries of the sixteenth century, and sheds new light on Chaucer’s sixteenth-century reception.

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Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 10:20
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