In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and Their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England

In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and Their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England

by Peter Beal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198184719

ISBN-13: 9780198184713

Pub. Date: 12/10/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Praise of Scribes is a major contribution to manuscript studies in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With case studies ranging from anonymous scribes to Sir Philip Sidney, John Donne, and Katherine Philips, this profusely illustrated book shows what wide-ranging use can be made of material evidence, and helps to define the nature of manuscript culture in

Overview

In Praise of Scribes is a major contribution to manuscript studies in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With case studies ranging from anonymous scribes to Sir Philip Sidney, John Donne, and Katherine Philips, this profusely illustrated book shows what wide-ranging use can be made of material evidence, and helps to define the nature of manuscript culture in this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184713
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/10/1998
Series:
Lyell Lectures in Bibliography Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
1. In praise of scribes
2. 'It shall not therefore kill itself; that is, not bury itself': Donne's Biathanatos and its text
3. The Feathery Scribe
4. 'Hoping they shall only come to your merciful eyes': Sidney's Letter to Queen Elizabeth and its transmission
5. 'The virtuous Mrs Philips' and 'that whore Castlemaine': Orinda and her Apotheosis, 1664-1668
Appendix I. Seventeenth-century characters of clerks and scriveners
Appendix II. Manuscripts by the Feathery Scribe
Appendix III. Catalogue of papers in Ralph Starkey's study
Appendix IV. Manuscript texts of Sidney's Letter to Queen Elizabeth
Appendix V. Katherine Philips's letter to Lady Fletcher
Appendix VI. John Taylor's verse satire on Katherine Philips
Index of manuscripts cited
Bibliography
General Index

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