MANUSCRIPTS CONTAINING MIDDLE ENGLISH PROSE IN THE JOHN RYLANDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF MANCHESTER AND CHETHAM'S LIBRARIES, MANCHESTER. G. A. Lester.

MANUSCRIPTS CONTAINING MIDDLE ENGLISH PROSE IN THE JOHN RYLANDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF MANCHESTER AND CHETHAM'S LIBRARIES, MANCHESTER.

(Index of Middle English Prose).

Handlist II

  • Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, (1985).
  • small 4to.
  • paper-covered boards, dust jacket
  • xvi, 112 pages
  • ISBN: 0859911896

Price: $55.00  other currencies

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First edition. These two major manuscript collections include sixteen copies of the Wycliffite Bible, six of the prose Brut, a Mandeville's Travels a Polychronicon translation by Trevisa, and a variety of scientific and medical texts. The Index to Middle English Prose is an international collaborative project to locate, identify and record all extant Middle English prose texts composed between c.1200 and c.1500, in both manuscript and printed form in medieval and post-medieval versions. The series of Handlists, each recording the holdings of a major library or group of libraries and compiled by scholars, includes detailed descriptions of each prose item with identifications, categorizations and full bibliographical data as well as a series of indexes including listing of opening and closing lines, authors, titles, subject matter and rubrics.