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Matthew Parker and His Books
Sandars Lectures in Bibliography delivered on 14, 16, and 18 May 1990

By RI Page

Matthew Parker and His Books
Hardback, 149 pages £54.50
Published: 1993
ISBN: 9781879288201
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures

Three lectures, initially presented before the University of Cambridge and now collected here, examine Matthew Parker as a noted collector of books, an avid annotator, and a keen student of Old English. In these lectures Dr. Page assesses the evidence for Parker's use of his manuscripts and printed books by drawing upon varied sources, including Parker's very numerous annotations upon their pages, and surveys the archbishop's role in the early-modern rediscovery and recovery of Old English and other medieval sources. Plates accompany the text to illustrate many characteristic aspects of Parker's interventions in his books.

Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgement A Mighty Collector of Books The Conservation of Ancient Records and Monuments The Chief Retriever of Our Ancient Native Language Appendix: Matthew Parker's Hand Bibliography

Raymond Page is the Elrington and Bosworth Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and former Librarian of Corpus Christi College.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 149 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS037010, LAN025000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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