So I went in to my local bookshop yesterday and someone has obviously sold off their medieval library. There are loads of nice things - I immediately picked up A Preface to Chaucer, by D.W. Robertson, Jr. - but one thing that I really want is Manly and Rickert's The Text of the Canterbury Tales, 8 vols (Chicago Univ. Pres, 1940). The problem is that it costs £250, which is a lot of money. I might be able to get something off that, but it would still be a pretty hefty whack of money. I think that I am going to have to leave it, but I know I'm going to regret this.
I really am.