By Alexandra Gillespie, Daniel Wakelin
Among approximately 1350 and 1500, the English vernacular grew to become validated as a language of literary, bureaucratic, devotional and debatable writing; metropolitan artisans shaped guilds for the construction and sale of books for the 1st time; and Gutenberg's and finally Caxton's revealed books reached their first English shoppers. This e-book gathers the easiest new paintings on manuscript books in England made in this an important yet ignored interval. Its authors survey present examine, assemble in depth new facts and improve new techniques to key subject matters. The chapters conceal the cloth stipulations and economic system of the e-book alternate; beginner construction either lay and spiritual; the consequences of censorship; and the effect on English e-book creation of manuscripts and artisans from somewhere else within the British Isles and Europe. A wide-ranging and cutting edge sequence of essays, this quantity is a massive contribution to the heritage of the ebook in medieval England.
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See also Hellinga and Kelliher, ‘The Malory Manuscript’. 88 See, on the definition of a paper stock, Needham, ‘Allan H. Stevenson’. 89 A description and reproduction of the watermark appears in Hellinga and Kelliher, ‘The Malory Manuscript’, 106–8 and Kelliher, ‘The Early History of the Malory Manuscript’. Kelliher does not identify the watermark twins.. Examples can be: ff. 10–15 and ff. 20–1 for the Arms of France with pendant; ff. 88–9 and ff. 80–1 for the Gothic letter P; and ff. 128–9 and ff.
Codicologically, BL, MS Harley 1239 is made up of regular quires of eight, including missing leaves, whose arrangement of the hair and the flesh side of the parchment generally follows the ‘Gregory Rule’, that is, ‘flesh side faces flesh side 43 For an overview, see Benson, ‘The Order of The Canterbury Tales’; Blake, ‘Editorial Assumptions and Problems of The Canterbury Tales’; and Blake, The Textual Tradition of ‘The Canterbury Tales’. 44 Stubbs, ‘ “Here’s One I Prepared Earlier” ’, 151. , 139.
The Winchester Malory, x. See also Hellinga and Kelliher, ‘The Malory Manuscript’. 88 See, on the definition of a paper stock, Needham, ‘Allan H. Stevenson’. 89 A description and reproduction of the watermark appears in Hellinga and Kelliher, ‘The Malory Manuscript’, 106–8 and Kelliher, ‘The Early History of the Malory Manuscript’. Kelliher does not identify the watermark twins.. Examples can be: ff. 10–15 and ff. 20–1 for the Arms of France with pendant; ff. 88–9 and ff. 80–1 for the Gothic letter P; and ff.