Complete or Substantial Digitized Manuscripts and Early Books of Gower’s Works

  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
    • Osborn MS Fa1
      Third recension of the Confessio Amantis. Also contains “Explicit iste liber,” “Epistola super huius,” “Quam cinxere,” “Traitie,” “Carmen de variis in amore passionibus,” and “Carmen super multiplici viciorum pestilencia.”
  • Bodleian Library
  • British Library
    • Additional 59495 (aka the Trentham Manuscript)
      In Praise of Peace and the Cinkante Balades. Hosted by the John Gower Society.
    • Harley MS 3869
      Confessio Amantis, Traitié pour essampler les amantz marietz, pageant verses, and some short Latin verse; Marian hymns in English and Latin.
    • Harley MS 7333
      Complete MS digitized but only contains excerpts from the Confessio
  • Wilson Library Rare Book Collection, UNC Chapel Hill
    • Incunabula 532.5
      Caxton edition of the Confessio Amantis. Hosted by the John Gower Society.

Individual or Select Images from Digitized Manuscripts of Gower’s Works

 Good General Collections of Digitized Medieval Manuscript Images