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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Frederick James Furnivall; W A Clouston; W G Boswell-Stone; Frederick John Vipan; Nicholas Bricaire de la Dixmerie; Geoffrey Chaucer
|Notes:||Extra pages 200a-200b inserted after p. 200.
Published by the Chaucer Society, in 1887. The present edition, printed from a cast of the Chaucer Society's plates, includes the t.p. of the 1887 edition: Supplementary Canterbury tales.  The tales of Beryn ... Re-edited ... by F.J. Furnivall and W.G. Stone [etc.].
Includes notes by F.J. Vipan.
A continuation of the Canterbury tales, "obviously by a later hand," first printed by Urry in the 1721 Chaucer, as the "Merchant's second tale," and included in several later editions; but from the first generally regarded as spurious. The tale is identical with the first part of a French prose romance: L'histoire du chevalier Bérinus. The English abstract of the original has title: The merchant and the rogues. It is a free translation from the abstract, by Bricaire de la Dixmerie in Mélanges tirés d'une grande bibliothèque, Paris, t. VIII, p. 225-277.
|Description:||5 preliminary leaves, vii-xii, 238 (i.e. 240) pages 2 maps (1 folded) folded plan 23 cm.|
|Series Title:||Early English Text Society. Extra series, no. CV, 1909|
|Other Titles:||Merchant's second tale.
Pardoner and the tapster.
|Responsibility:||Re-edited from the Duke of Northumberland's unique ms. by F.J. Furnivall & W.G. Stone. With an English abstract of the French original and Asiatic versions of the tale, by W.A. Clouston; plans of Canterbury in 1588, and the road thither from London in 1675, &c.|