MEDIEVAL SCRIBES, MANUSCRIPTS & LIBRARIES. ESSAYS PRESENTED TO N.R. KER. M. B. PARKES, Andrew G. Watson.

MEDIEVAL SCRIBES, MANUSCRIPTS & LIBRARIES. ESSAYS PRESENTED TO N.R. KER

London: Scolar Press. 1978. First Edition, First Impression. Large octavo, original brown cloth stamped in black and lettered in gilt on spine panel. xv pp + 395 pp. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, faint tanning to red lettering on the spine panel, price corner at lower edge of front flap clipped. Item #312488

¶ Contents:

I: THE ANGLO-SAXONS.
Pierre Chaplais: The letter from Bishop Wealdhere of London to Archibishop Brihtwold of Canterbury: The earliest original 'letter close' extant in the West;

John C. Pope: Palaeography and poetry: some solved and unsolved problems of the Exeter book.

II: SCRIBES.
T.A.M. Bishop: The prototype of Liber glossarum;

J.J.G. Alexander: Scribes as artists: the arabesque initial in twelfth-century English manuscripts;

R.M. Thompson: The 'scriptorium' of William of Malmesbury.

III: THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCION OF BOOKS.
Graham Pollard: The pecia system in the medieval universities;

A.I. Doyle & M.B. Parkes: The production of copies of the Canterbury tales and the Confessio amantis in the early fifteenth century.

IV: LIBRARIES AND COLLECTORS.
A.J. Piper: The libraries of the monks of Durham;

R.W. Hunt: The library of the Abbey of St. Albans;

Andrew G. Watson: Thomas Allen of Oxford and his manuscripts.

V: AUTHORS AMD THEIR TEXTS.
A.G. Rigg: Antiquaries and authors: the supposed works of Robert Baston, O. Carm;

Richard H. Rouse, & Mary H. Rouse: The medieval circulation of Cicero's 'Posterior academics' and the De finibus bonorum et malorum.

VI:
Joan Gibbs: Bibliography of the published writings of N. R. Ker.

Index of manuscripts
Index of printed books.
Acknowledgement of plates.

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