An annotated edition of Chaucer belonging to Stephan Batman

Leahy, Conor (2021) An annotated edition of Chaucer belonging to Stephan Batman. The Library, 22 (2). 217–224. ISSN 0024-2160

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: arts and humanities (miscellaneous),library and information sciences ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1201
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Medieval and Early Modern Research Group
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 10:20
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2023 01:38
DOI: 10.1093/library/22.2.217


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