In the Prayse of Writing: Early Modern Manuscript Studies

In the Prayse of Writing: Early Modern Manuscript Studies


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In the Prayse of Writing: Early Modern Manuscript Studies by S. P. Cerasano

This stimulating volume brings together a team of highly regarded specialists to pay tribute to Dr. Peter Beal, the founding editor of English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700 and creator of Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-­1700. Contributions promote the study of the primary sources of early modern English literature, and in doing so reveal new insights into the works of Sir Philip Sidney, John Milton, and other major writers of this major but largely underappreciated area of English literary culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780712358576
Publisher: British Library, The
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

S. P. Cerasano is the Edgar W. B. Fairchild Professor of English Literature at Colgate University. Steven W. May is adjunct professor of English at Emory University.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

The Publications of Peter Beal xv

Notes on Contributors xix

The English Verse of Robert Fabyan Julia Boffey 1

Print and Manuscript: The Text and Canon of Surreys Lyric Verse A. S. G. Edwards 25

Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella Abbreviated: A Note on Rowland Woodward H. R. Woudhuysen 44

'Like droppes of colde water caste into the flame': Lord Henry Howard's notes on the fall of the Earl of Essex Paul E. J. Hammer 70

Poetry and Poets in John Lane's 'The corrected Historie of Gwy Earle of Warwick'(1621) Katherine Duncan-Jones 93

Margaret, Countess of Cumberland's Prayse of Private Life, Presented by Samuel Daniel John Pitcher 114

Creating the First Early Modern English Theatre History Archive: Edward Alleyn, William Cartwright and British Library Egerton MS 1994 Grace Ioppolo 145

'Neatly sealed, with silk, and Spanish wax or otherwise': the practice of letter-locking with silk floss in early modern England Heather Wolfe 169

Samuel Watts's Anthology Steven W. May 190

Of Minstrels, Mastiffs, and Mole-catchers: Colliers Gathering of Theatrical Papers S. P. Cerasano 211

Rare or Unique Poems in British Library Sloane MS 1446 Arthur F. Marotti 236

Foreign Piracies of the First Defence: A New Letter to Milton Hilton Kelliher 266

The Exemplary Wife: Anna Cromwell Williams's Book of Secrets Margaret J. M. Ezell 281

Manuscripts from the 1682 Sale of Richard Smith's Library Alan H. Nelson 300

General Index 317

Index of Manuscripts 326

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