Title: The Medieval Book. Glosses from Friends & ...
Publisher: Hes & De Graaf,, Houten, Netherlands:
Publication Date: 2010
Edition: First Edition..
quarto, 468 pp. This book was presented on the occasion of Christopher de Hamelís sixtieth birthday, and celebrates his many accomplishments during his years at Sothebyís and more recently as the Gaylord Donnelley Fellow Librarian of the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Christopher de Hamel has described more medieval manuscripts than any other living scholar, and the sale catalogues that have come from his hands set new standards of quality and stimulated new generations of collectors, both institutional and private. This book is a tribute to his learning, his industry, imagination, spirit and good fellowship and his capacity to inspire others. Among the contributors are collectors, colleagues, librarians, curators, students of book history and scholars. The contributions are divided under the rubrics Books, The Book Trade and Collectors and Collecting, composing a varied collection of 40 highly interesting articles, including an introduction on Christopher de Hamel and a bibliography of his writings. PART 1. BOOKS. A Christ Church Scribe of the Late Eleventh Century by Michael Gullick; The Portrait of Laurence of Durham as Scribea by A.I. Doyle; Medieval English Bookbinding Stamps: Four New Examples by Richard A. Linenthal; An Illustrated Twelfth-Century Manuscript of Hyginuss De Astronomia by Timothy Bolton; Angels, Lost and Found, in the University Library, Cambridge by Paul Binski; A Scientific Textbook for a Noble Student: Sacroboscos Treatises in the New York Public Library by Lucy Freeman Sandler; Early Manuscripts of Jean de Meuns Translation of Vegetius by Richard and Mary Rouse; The Holkham Bible Picture Book and the Bible Moralisée by John Lowden; The Sherborne Missal and Roddoke Robertus: The Anatomy of a Major Manuscript Commission by Michelle Brown; Uncommon Images in the Common of the Saints of Italian Choir Books by Margaret Manion; The City Gates of Perugia and Umbrian Manuscript Illumination of the Fifteenth Century by Jonathan J. G. Alexander; Mind Your Table Manners by Bernard Rosenthal; Magdalena Kremer, Scribe and Painter of the Choir and Chapter Books of the Dominican Convent of St Johannes-Baptista in Kirchheim unter Teck by Jeffrey F. Hamburger; A Dutch (?) Miniaturist Active at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century by James H. Marrow; Bathsheba Imagery in French Books of Hours Made for Women, c.1470-1500 by Thomas Kren; The Prayer Book of Claude de France by Roger S. Wieck; Indexes in Late Medieval Polyphonic Music Manuscripts: A Brief Tour by Margaret Bent; The Discovery and Invention of the Gutenberg Bible, 1455-1805 by Paul Needham; An Early Witness to the Texts of Horace and Tibullus, or an Audacious Forgery? by Marvin L. Colker; Some Deceptive Bookbindings by Anthony Hobson. PART 2. THE BOOK TRADE: Four Book Auctions of the Fifteenth Century by Lotte Hellinga; A New Beginning: The Sotheby Bankruptcy of 1836 by David McKitterick; William Edward Hurcomb, Goldsmith, Gasconader, Auctioneer, and Bankrupt by John Collins; Colleagues at Sotheby's by Diana Berry, Margaret Edwards, Nabil Saidi, Camilla Previté, Marcus Linell, Michel Strauss, James Stourton, Laura Nuvoloni, Mette de Hamel, and Felix Pryor; The Provenance of the Bute Psalter by Sam Fogg. PART 3. COLLECTORS & COLLECTING: Frederick, Archbishop of Riga (1304-1341), and His Books by Patrick Zutshi; Ligging in the choer, every of hem tied by hymself with a cheyne of iron: Chained Books in Churches in Late Medieval England by Nigel Morgan; Henry Yates Thompson, Gentleman: An unusual collector with commercial motives just a shade larger than was common by William P. Stoneman; Catalogues of the Library of Sir Thomas Phillipps: A Chronological Checklist by Roland Folter; The Bibliophile and the Scholar: Count Paul Durrieus List of Manuscripts Belonging to Baron Edmond de Rothschild by François Avril; Cockerell and Riches by Stella Panayotova; Medieval Manuscripts Owned by J. Meade Falknera by A.S.G. Edwards; Princely Pursuits: Hunti. Bookseller Inventory # 21464
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