Petworth Chaucer, almost there

"Cantebury Tales, In English, Written on Parchment" Title under a thin slither of horn.

"Canterbury Tales, in English Written on Parchment" Title under a thin slither of horn.

The digitisation of the Chaucer at Petworth is now almost complete. The images have been processed and now require a few last checks and edits before being uploaded into Luna. After the upload the final cataloging will be done, then the complete manuscript will be made available for all to see!

Back cover of the manuscript. Petworth_622

Back cover of the manuscript. Petworth_622

Altogether front to back, even the spines and ends, totals 626 images. Processed to around 80mb per image, the entire manuscript comes in a hefty 50.22GB. Each image can be enlarged in the online browser, so text is completely legible, and illumination can be studied in great detail.

Opening page to the Prologue. Petworth_005

Opening page to the Prologue. Petworth_005

End of the Manuscript Petworth_618

End of the Manuscript Petworth_618

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