Keen readers can get a look at a digitised version of a copy of the first edition of literary classic The Canterbury Tales.

The 1476/77 edition, printed by William Caxton and owned by Merton College, is considered one of the best-preserved amongst the estimated 21 surviving copies.

Unique for hand-drawn decorations, including gold illumination and floral borders, the book is assumed to have been commissioned by or for a London Company of Haberdashers member, whose arms appear on the first leaf.

Despite being riddled with errors recognised by Mr Caxton himself, the manuscript has undergone 15th-century to early 16th-century amendments.

Former Oxford Mayor, Alderman William Wright, is believed to have donated the classic to the college between 1620 and 1630.