A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of St John's College, Cambridge

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of St John's College, Cambridge

by Montague Rhodes James

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Overview

M. R. James (1862–1936) is probably best remembered as a writer of chilling ghost stories, but he was an outstanding scholar of medieval literature and palaeography, who served both as Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and many of his stories reflect his academic background. His detailed descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by colleges, cathedrals and museums are still of value to scholars today. James' catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of St John's College, Cambridge, first published in 1913, is reissued here. It will be welcomed by librarians and researchers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108003100
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/20/2009
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries Series
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Preface; 2. Donors of manuscripts; 3. Monastic and other provenances of manuscripts of the medieval period; 4. Owners of manuscripts; 5. Manuscripts remarkable for their decoration; 6. Approximate dates of manuscripts; 7. Corrigenda; 8. Description of the medieval manuscripts; 9. Description of the later manuscripts; Index.

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