Manuscript Miscellanies c. 1450-1700

English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700 Volume 16

Edited by Richard Beadle and Colin Burrow

Edited by Richard Beadle and Colin Burrow

Distributed for British Library

256 pages | 35 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780712358279 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Expanding upon a topic in manuscript studies that has in recent years attracted increasing attention from literary scholars, Manuscript Miscellanies explores important and distinguishing characteristics of early modern manuscript verse and prose miscellanies. Essays in this collection examine the nature and use of the manuscripts, their compilers—both men and women—the processes by which they were compiled, and the political, social, and cultural networks in which they were produced.

The contributors include: Julia Boffey, Alexandra Gillespie, Arthur F. Marotti, Steven W. May, Marcy L. North, Fred Schurink, Sebastiaan Verweij, Angus Vine, and Matthew Zarnowiecki.

Contents
Preface
      Richard Beadle and Colin Burrow

Medieval Books, Their Booklets, and Booklet Theory
      Alexandra Gillespie
Scattered Verse in British Library, Additional MS 18752
      Julia Boffey
A Blurred Notebook: Ephemeral Literature and the Lyric Moment in Folger MS X.d.177
      Matthew Zarnowiecki
Henry Stanford’s ‘God Knows What'
      Steven W. May
Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies
      Marcy L. North
Chaloner Chute's Poetical Anthology (British Library, Additional MS 33998) as a Cosmopolitan Collection
      Arthur F. Marotti
Ten Sonnets from Scotland: Text, Context and Coterie Writing in Cambridge University Library, MS K.k.5.30
      Sebastiaan Verweij
Lives and Letters: Three Early Seventeenth-Century Manuscripts with Extracts from Sidney’s Arcadia
      Fred Schurink
Commercial Commonplacing: Francis Bacon, the Waste-Book, and the Ledger
      Angus Vine
Materiality and Form in the Seventeenth-Century Miscellanies of Anne Southwell, Elizabeth Hastings, and Jane Truesdale
      Victoria E. Burke
English Manuscripts at Auction January–December 2009
      A. S. G. Edwards

Notes on Contributors
Index of Manuscripts
General Index
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