- Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, (2000).
- large 8vo.
- paper-covered boards, paper cover label
- xxv, (i), 619+(1) pages with 8 pages of black and white plates
- ISBN: 0859915794
Price: $210.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 62534
First edition. The important manuscript collections of the Society of Antiquaries of London reflect the interests of the Fellows of the Society from its foundation in 1717; the professional and private connections of the Fellows, and their specialist knowledge, ensured that important manuscripts were recognized and acquired at times when earlier collections were being dispersed. The Lindsey Psalter and Winton Domesday are the best known manuscripts but there is a wide range of material, in many languages, dating from the late 10th to the 20th century, and including a number of fine illuminated manuscripts. The collections relate mainly to antiquities, history and law, theology and liturgy, heraldry and literature and contain many antiquarian curiosities, and there are early archaeological reports as well as recent surveys. Other illustrated records relate to antiquities, architecture and topography, and important early registers of the Society are also included. The first printed catalogue to be published on the Society's collections since 1816 begins with an introduction that describes the growth of the collections and concludes with a detailed index. The color frontispiece is tipped-in and the nine black-and-white illustrations follow page 294.