A Treatise on the Astrolabe: Addressed to His Son Lowys (Classic Reprint)
A Treatise on the Astrolabe Addressed to His Son Lowys - Classic Reprint Author:Geoffrey Chaucer PREFACE. DESCRIPTIONS OF THE lISS. § 1. THE existing MSS. of the "A.strolabe" are still numerous. I have been successful in finding no less than eigllieen, sixteen of which I here describe. I It is remarkable that, although many printed editions of the treatise have appeared, no first-class MS. has ever hitherto come under the notice of anyone o... more »f the various editors. This point will appear more clearly hereafter. § 2. A.-MS. Dd. 3. 53 (part 2) in the Cambridge University Library. The" Treatise on the Astrolabie" begins at foI. 212 of the MS. considered as a whole, but the folios are now properly renumhered throughout the treatise, as in the present volume. The MS. is of v~llum, and the writing clear and good, with a great number of neatly drawn diagrams, which appear wherever the words" 10 here thi figure" occur in the text. This MS. I have made the basis of the text, and it is followed with minute exactness except when notice to the contrary is given in the Cri
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