This project for the first time provides users with high quality colour images of the whole of the Winchester Manuscript. We also publish close-up images of significant physical aspects of the manuscript which have so far been inaccessible: the use of colour, the vellum leaf used to repair the manuscript, the traces of printer's ink on several pages, the watermarks, or the dry-point glosses. The images were captured by a team of experts in digitization from the HUMI Project led by Director Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya and Technical Director Professor Masaaki Kashimura in 2003.
-- Read more about the digitisation by the HUMI Project.
The facsimile of the Winchester manuscript is published by courtesy of © The British Library Board.
- A black and white facsimile published by the EETS (1976) is also currently available.
Part of the copy at John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester were captured in high quality colour by a digitization team in the John Rylands University Library in 2009, financially supported by the DARC. The available images are signatures π2r-4r, 6v-7r; h7v-k3r; ee6v-7r.
The facsimile of the John Rylands Caxton copy will be published by courtesy of © The University Librarian and Director, John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester.
- A black and white facsimile, digitised from a microfilm, of the John Rylands Caxton copy is available to the subscribers at EEBO.
- A black and white facsimile of Pierpont Morgan copy, the other surviving copy of the Morte Darthur was published in 1976 as a limited edition with 500 copies.
- Caxton's Malory, ed. by Spisak and Matthews reproduces reset sheets of both John Rylands and Pierpont Morgan copies.
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