Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558-1640 / Edition 1

Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558-1640 / Edition 1

by Henry Woudhuysen, H. R. Woudhuysen
     
 

This is the first modern study of the production and circulation of manuscripts during the English Renaissance. Woudhuysen examines the relationship between manuscript and print, looks at people who lived by their pens, and surveys authorial and scribal manuscripts. In particular he examines Sir Philip Sydney's works, discussing all Sidney's important manuscripts,

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This is the first modern study of the production and circulation of manuscripts during the English Renaissance. Woudhuysen examines the relationship between manuscript and print, looks at people who lived by their pens, and surveys authorial and scribal manuscripts. In particular he examines Sir Philip Sydney's works, discussing all Sidney's important manuscripts, and seeking to assess his part in the circulation of his works and his role in the promotion of a scribal culture. A detailed examination of the manuscripts and early prints of his poems sheds new light on their composition, evolution, and dissemination, as well as on Sidney's friends and admirers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198129660
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.48(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations and Conventions
Introduction1
IThe Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558-164027
Producers29
Authors' Manuscripts88
Scholarly Interest116
Some Types of Literary Manuscript134
Manuscripts for Sale174
IISir Philip Sidney205
From Script to Print224
The Miscellanies242
The Arcadia299
Astrophil and Stella356
Conclusion385
App. 1. Descriptions of Manuscripts393
App. 2. Texts from the Ottley Manuscript413
App. 3. Greville's Letter of Walsingham416
Index of Manuscripts Cited423
Index of Individual Copies of Printed Books434
Index of Beal, Crum, and Watermark Numbers438
List of Works Cited449
Index487

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