You can view the first or the second edition
of Caxton’s Canterbury Tales separately or you can compare them.
If you chose to see one edition at a time, you will get two pages
on the screen, the way you would if you had the book open in front
of you. But to read them you may have to enlarge the image by clicking on it
or using the enlarge icon (see below).
Drop-down lists give you the order of the tales in each edition – they
are not in the same order. This enables you to go to the beginning
of each tale.
If you want to compare the text of the two editions, you have to
go to the beginning of a tale and leaf though both editions as you
read through them. This is because the two editions do not follow
one another page by page; sometimes the order of the lines is different,
sometimes the order of the tales is different and some lines only
appear in one of the two editions.
Icons shown on the display page act as follows: