MANUSCRIPTS CONTAINING MIDDLE ENGLISH PROSE IN THE DOUCE COLLECTION, BODLEIAN LIBRARY, OXFORD. Laurel Braswell.

MANUSCRIPTS CONTAINING MIDDLE ENGLISH PROSE IN THE DOUCE COLLECTION, BODLEIAN LIBRARY, OXFORD.

(Index of Middle English Prose).

Handlist IV

  • Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, (1987).
  • small 4to.
  • paper-covered boards, dust jacket
  • xix, (i), 110 pages
  • ISBN: 0859912418

Price: $60.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 62561

First edition. Among the finest manuscripts in this collection are a Roman de la Rosewith 125 miniatures, a Piers Plowman the Ormsby Psalterand the famous Douce Apocalypse with full-page illustrations. The Index to Middle English Proseis 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.