Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86. Oxford: Oxford University Press, for the Early English Text Society, 1996.
In a long introduction to this important thirteenth-century trilingual manuscript—known by its shelf mark MS Digby 86— Judith Tschann and Malcolm Parkes identify the manuscript’s hundred-plus works written in Old French, early Middle English, and Latin, and analyze evidence concerning provenance, date, scribe(s), and other codicological information.
“Digby 86 is a major document for early Middle English and for Anglo-Norman literature,” according to a review in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies (Medieval Academy of America, October, 2001). “A facsimile edition of the quality produced here by Tschann and Parkes is of great value for any consideration of these texts in their manuscript context.” The scholarly apparatus is “authoritative” . . . . [Tschann and Parkes] and the Early English Text Society are to be congratulated.”