Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm, xlix, 561pp, 4 pp of plates and facs. From the introduction: "The present volume contains the book records of secular foundations that were neither cathedrals nor colleges. Hospitals, of which fifty-four are represented, form the most numerous element. There are also eight entries for schools, eight for towns (including some town guilds), four for bridge chapels, and twelve for the professions and the London professional or mercantile guilds. The medieval and sixteenth-century documentation of all these bodies has survived only very patchily, and cannot compare with that of the cathedrals or university colleges; and this book can reasonably claim to be in its way a pioneer work (with all the imperfections and omissions that such works are prone to)." From the introductory note: "The institutions represented in this present volume are thinly attested by surviving books, and the booklists therefore have a complementary role to these books, and a distinctive interest. It was always the long-standing intention of the project to take a more inclusive view of book provision in these institutions, and one not strictly tied to library use. As such, lists exclusively of service books are also included here. Another peculiarity of these volumes arises from the fact that the secular clergy were not tied to libraries of particular institutions, or indeed to libraries at all, in the way that the regular clergy were; they could own books in their own right and give, sell or bequeath them away. As a result, testamentary evidence gains a higher visibility in this volume than in most others in this series." As New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-34407
Titel: Hospitals, Towns and the Professions. [ ...
Verlag: British Library in association with the British Academy, London, first edition, 2009
Auflage: 1st Edition
Buchbeschreibung The British Library, London, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. Hardcover. No jacket. Text in English and Latin. Boards are protected in clear plastic sleeve. Sleeve is scored and lightly marked. Very light marks on boards and front upper edge. A few very light marks and scores on page block. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Bindings is sound. HJW. Used. Artikel-Nr. 298955