Caxton is named on leaf /5v; publication date from Needham.
An English translation by Geoffrey Chaucer, who is named on leaf /5v. Includes a portion of the original Latin text.
Caption title, leaf /2r.
"Epitaphiu[m] Galfridi Chaucer. per poetam laureatu[m] Stephauu[m] [sic] surigonu[m] Mediolanense[m] in decretis licenciatu[m]", in verse, leaf /6.
Printed in Caxton's types 2:135B and 3:136B.
Collation: [1-11⁸ 12⁶]: 94 leaves, leaf /1 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.4 x 19.2 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: /1 (blank); leaves /1.8 bound after /6, and /2-7 bound after /8.
Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, and underlining in red (most likely in Caxton's workshop, see BMC XI 346). C-type paragraph marks. Annotations: Sixteenth-century notes by John Stow, leaves /7v, /8v, /1r, and /4v (inscriptions on leaves /8v and /1r visible under UV), including "Love [th]at is powre it is with pyne" (IMEV 2013), "Out of a sermon prechid at Powls Crosse" referring to John Lydgate, "[th]e ryver of twyd partythe england and scot[land ... ] scotland," as well as notes/quotations from English chronicles, including Livy's Life of Henry V (see notes in dept. file).