MS. Rawl. D. 3
Summary Catalogue no.: 12900
Ends with the section of 'the wyrkyng of þe conclusyon to knowe yf þat ony planete be direct or retrograde'
Pächt and Alexander iii. 1109
Alexandra Gillespie observes that very few well-known vernacular manuscripts have survived in their medieval bindings and that MS. Rawl. D. 3 is one of only four of Chaucer’s works that has a pre-1500 cover. Gillespie names the other three Chaucer manuscripts as MS. Selden Supra 56, Cambridge, St John’s, MS E. 2 and London, Institution of Engineering and Technology Library, MS Thompson 1 ('Bookbinding' in The Production of Books in England 1350–1500 ed. by Wakelin and Gillespie [Cambridge University Press, 2011], p. 158 and p. 165)
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2023-05-04: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Quarto Catalogue (1893)