With an Essay on His Language and Versification, and an Introductory Discourse, Together With Notes and a GlossaryTee Art Of Printing had been invented and exercised for a considerable time, in most countries of Europe, before the Art of Criticism was called in to superintend and direct its operations. It is therefore much more to the honour of our meritorious countryman William Caxton, that he chose to make the Canterbury Tales one of the earliest productions of his press, than it can be to his discredit, that be printed them very incorrectly. He probably took the first ms. That he coud procure to print from, and it happened unluckily to be one of the worst in all respects that he coud possibly have met with. The very few cepies of this Edition, which are now remaining , have no date, but Mr. Ames supposes it to have been printed in 1476 or 6.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully, any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.