Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm, xvi, 326 pp,  pp of plates. From the preface : "With fewer than 450 books in 1389, the library of Dover Priory was smaller than several described in [corpus vol of shorter bend cats ] It is not the number of books but the scale of John Whytefelde's catalogue, in all its precocious sophistication and astonishing detail, that demands a volume to itself. His inclusion of dictiones probatoriae for every volume and incipits for almost every one of about 1500 titles will prove an immense boon to students of such catalogues who are seeking confirmation that a medieval title has been correctly identified. New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-29036
Inhaltsangabe: The library catalogue of the Benedictine priory of St Martin at Dover was compiled by the precentor, John Whytefield, in 1389. It is the most sophisticated catalogue to survive from any medieval English library. One of a series of studies of British medieval library catalogues, this text acts as an introduction to this remarkable three-part document. The book explains in detail how each of the three parts of the document were intended to be of use to different members of the community. The first part is a concise list of the volumes in the library useful to the librarian in his role as keeper; the second part itemizes the contents of each volume for the catalogue browser; and the third part is an author and title indx useful to searchers for a particular text. Of special use to modern scholars is the inclusion of the incipits of texts, which make it possible to identify many anonymous or erroneously ascribed works, and often to establish the identity of books referred to in the same way in other lists.
Titel: Dover Priory. [ Corpus of British Medieval ...
Verlag: British Library in association with the British Academy, London, first edition, 1999
Auflage: 1st Edition
Buchbeschreibung British Library, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. Inside The Text Is Clean With No Remarks Or Highlights. Text Is In English. 326 Pages With The Index. Gift Inscription At The Copyright Page.We can ship from the USA and Canada. Artikel-Nr. 035004