MANUSCRIPTS AND MEN.

MANUSCRIPTS AND MEN.

  • London: HMSO, 1969.
  • 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • ix, 195 pages.

Price: $15.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 96606

The Royal Commission, aka the Historical Manuscripts Commission, was commissioned in 1869 by Queen Victoria to find and list manuscripts of historical interest in private collections. The task has expanded over time to include preservation and publication. This centenary exhibition catalogue lists 198 items selected from 18 collections. Some illustrations, various appendices. Loosely inserted in this copy is a clipped review of the exhibition from The Times and the Leader Guardian (which have foxed the inside front cover). Also present is the press release for the exhibition.