Books and collectors, 1200-1700: essays presented to Andrew Watson

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Books and Collectors brings together the most recent research of twenty-three distinguished scholars, focusing on four major themes in the history of the book over five centuries - monastic books and medieval learning, humanism and incunabula, the dispersal of monastic libraries, and post-monastic collectors. The essays - written in honour of the work of Professor Andrew Watson, one of the pioneers in this field - draw on evidence offered by library catalogues and lists (some of which are printed here for the first time), the work of individual monastic houses and monks, book bindings and illuminations, book dealers and collectors and the close study of scripts and manuscript annotations.

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Contents

Books and learning at Gloucester Abbey in the twelfth and thirteenth
3
Latin devotional texts and the books of the Augustinian canons
27
Two sequences of dated illuminated manuscripts made in Oxford
43
monk of Durham archivist and bibliophile
71
Archaizing hands in English manuscripts
101
Philippe de Vitrys books
145
Andrew Wat
153
The Bodleian Librarys acquisition of incunabula with English
237
William Claxton and the Durham Chronicles
335
an edition of
357
Such speciall Bookes of Mr Somcrsettes as were sould to
389
some vellum bindings of the first half
403
a Jacobean scribal patternbook
413
Sir Robert Cotton Sir Thomas Tempest and an AngloSaxon Gospel
429
Medieval manuscripts owned by William Browne of Tavistock
441
Sir Thomas Mostyn and the Mostyn manuscripts
451

The dispersal of the library of Christ Church Canterbury from
263
the provenance
281
Cambridge University Library
295
Importing books for Oxford 15001640
317
Andrew Watsons principal writings
473
Index of manuscripts
491
Copyright

About the author (1997)

James P. Carley is a distinguished research professor in the Department of English at York University. Colin G.C. Tite has worked extensively on the Cotton Library.

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