Chaucer, Geoffrey (d. 1400). The Canterbury tales of Chaucer: To which are added, an essay upon his language and versification; an introductory discourse; and notes. In four volumes. Ed. Thomas Tyrwhitt. London: T. Payne and Son, 1775-1778.

Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730-86), editor and philologist, was thought to have the best working knowledge of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century English in his time; even a hundred years after his death, the noted medieval scholar Walter Skeat still depended heavily on Tyrwhitt for the notes on his edition of the Tales (1894). The Special Collections copy has the book plate of Richard Mant, D.D., Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora. (The glossary, vol. 5, is not counted in the title.)

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