Medieval scribes, manuscripts, & libraries : Essays presented to N.R. Ker View larger
Ker (Neil R.), 1908-1982
Parkes (Malcolm Beckwith), born 1930; Watson (Andrew George), 1924-2017, editors

Medieval scribes, manuscripts, & libraries : Essays presented to N.R. Ker

London, Scolar Press, 1978
(27 cm), xv, 395 pp., [2] leaves of plates (1 folding), text illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - Contains essays by P. Chaplais (The letter from Bishop Wealdhere of London to Archibishop Brihtwold of Canterbury: the earliest original “letter close” extant in the West), J.C. Pope (Palaeography and poetry: some solved and unsolved problems of the Exeter book), 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), G. 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), A.J. Piper (The libraries of the monks of Durham), R.W. Hunt (The library of the Abbey of St. Albans), A.G. Watson (Thomas Allen of Oxford and his manuscripts), A.G. Rigg (Antiquaries and authors: the supposed works of Robert Baston, O. Carm), R.H. Rouse & M.A. Rouse (The medieval circulation of Cicero’s “Posterior academics” and the De finibus bonorum et malorum), J.A. Gibbs (Bibliography of the published writings of N.R. Ker). ¶ Short tear (1 cm) in dust jacket; otherwise a very good copy.