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The Medieval Book and a Modern Collector

The Medieval Book And A Modern Collector: Essays In Honour Of Toshiyuki Takamiya


Essays focus on the study of English medieval manuscripts and early printed books. Many concern items in Professor Takamiya's own collection, often providing the first published accounts of these. The subjects range from Saint Jerome to Tolkien, with particular concentrations on Chaucer, Gower, Malory and religious and historical writings of the late middle ages. There are essays examining the work of early printers such as Caxton and de Worde, and of bibliophiles and antiquarians in modern times. Befitting a tribute to a bibliophile, this volume has been handsomely designed by Lida Kindersley of the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop in Cambridge, and is extensively illustrated with black-and-white and colour plates. The volume as a whole constitutes a substantial body of research on medieval English literature, and early books and manuscripts. Contributors: DEREK BREWER, ROSAMOND MCKITTERICK, CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL, PIERO BOITANI, YOKO WADA, JILL MANN, HELEN COOPER, A.S.G. EDWARDS, N.F. BLAKE, DEREK PEARSALL, M.B. PARKES, RALPH HANNA, MICHAEL G. SARGENT, LINDA EHRSAM VOIGTS, KATHLEEN L. SCOTT, LINNE R. MOONEY, DANIEL W. MOSSER, NICOLAS BARKER, P.R. ROBINSON, OLIVER PICKERING, TAKAMI MATSUDA, JULIA BOFFEY, A.I. DOYLE, JOHN SCAHILL, RICHARD BARBER, P.J.C. FIELD, LOTTE HELLINGA, PAUL NEEDHAM, EDWARD DONALD KENNEDY, JEREMY J. SMITH, MARTHA W. DRIVER, TSUYOSHI MUKAI, RICHARD A. LINENTHAL, RICHARD BEADLE, KRISTIAN JENSEN, JOHN THOMPSON, BONNIE WHEELER, PATRICK ZUTSHI, DAVID MCKITTERICK, RUTH MORSE, ISAMU TAKAHASHI



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  • Format: Hardcover
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ds Brewer
  • ISBN-13: 9781843840206
  • ISBN: 1843840200
  • Publication Year: 2005
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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