"A Treatise the Astrolabe" by Geoffrey Chaucer is the work of an
avid amateur astronomer who happened also to be England's greatest
medieval poet. A user of the astrolabe can plot the movement of the
stars, tell time, and calculate numerous other results. Chaucer
translated and revised a standard Latin treatment of the astrolabe.
His treatise, which is generally regarded as one of the first
technical manuals in English and a model of how technical manuals
should be written.
Not since 1872 has a free-standing edition of "A Treatise the
Astrolabe" been published. Thanks to the expertise of its editor,
Sigmund Eisner, who supplies sixty-eight illustrations, this
Variorum edition provides a more detailed exposition than
previously available. Eisner's extensive labors result in the first
complete record of textual variants found in the thirty-two
surviving manuscripts of the work and in all the major printed text
published between 1532 and 1987. This landmark edition also
presents a thorough digest of all published commentary on Chaucer's
Amplified by sixty-eight illustrations, this variorum edition of
Chaucer's "A Treatise on the Astrolabe" provides a more detailed
exposition of the treatise than has ever before been available.
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