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The Library : The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society
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ISSN (Print) 0024-2160 - ISSN (Online) 1744-8581
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [409 journals]
  • Publishing and Selling Jerónimo Nadal’s Trend-Setting Evangelicae
           historiae imagines and Adnotationes et meditationes in evangelia: Dealings
           with the Moretuses, 1595–1645
    • Authors: Bowen K; Imhof D.
      Pages: 307 - 339
      Abstract: This article examines how the Moretus family of printer-publishers in Antwerp quickly assumed control of the distribution of Nadal’s famous Adnotationes et meditationes in evangelia and accompanying Imagines. The sale of both parts of this work is traced over more than fifty years. The ways in which the market for Nadal’s publications burgeoned in the early seventeenth century and ultimately declined by the 1630s are documented. Essential throughout is the great diversity in the demand for these works. For amidst the exceptionally wide-spread, international interest in these works, there was a significant, as yet unrecognized demand for plain copies of the Adnotationes, without any accompanying illustrations. Hence, new insights are given for discussions of the actual spiritual and visual influence exerted by these remarkable publications in the decades immediately following their publication.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.307
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • The (Un)Making of a History Book: Revisiting the Earliest Manuscripts of
           Eadmer of Canterbury’s Historia novorum in Anglia*
    • Authors: Pohl B.
      Pages: 340 - 370
      Abstract: This article revisits the earliest manuscripts of the ‘History of Recent Events in England’ (Historia novorum in Anglia) written by Eadmer of Canterbury during the first decades of the twelfth century. Today, it is widely recognised as one of the most important pieces of historical writing produced in England during the period following the Norman Conquest. The article is the first in over twenty years to offer an in-depth codicological study of the Historia novorum’s principal manuscripts, and it provides a critical corrective to the canonical studies of Richard Southern (1963/90), whose arguments still form the communis opinio in present-day scholarship. Analysis shows that, contrary to established scholarly consensus, Eadmer did not compose his work in two distinct versions separated by a five-year writing hiatus, but that he kept writing continuously and produced one or more interim redactions of the Historia novorum that continued the narrative up to key moments in the history of early twelfth-century England.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.340
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • English Editions and Works by English-Speaking Authors in Sigismund
           Zois’s Library
    • Authors: Svoljšak S.
      Pages: 371 - 394
      Abstract: Baron Sigismund Zois of Ljubljana (1747–1819), who played a key role in the cultural and scientific advancement of the Enlightenment in Carniola, acquired an extensive book collection. Most of this collection, comprising 2,295 titles in approximately 5,000 volumes is now kept at the National and University Library in Ljubljana. This paper analyses a less known segment of Zois’s library, the English editions and works by English-speaking authors that make up more than ten per cent of his collection, in relation to his scientific interests and to other specific circumstances. An attempt is made to reconstruct the acquisition channels for these English editions, based on Zois’s remaining personal documents and correspondence. The collection was dispersed through the stacks during the 1820s and 1830s, and is currently being reconstructed as a part of the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Zois’s death.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.371
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Another Pre-1592 Copy of the English Faust Book
    • Authors: Fehrenbach R.
      Pages: 395 - 396
      Abstract: A second copy of a pre-1592 edition of the English Faust Book, Marlowe’s source for Doctor Faustus, has been uncovered in a catalogue of books owned by a London apothecary. This catalogue, of which at least a quarter are books associated with an apothecary’s profession, was compiled by the owner himself, one Edward Barlow, and, most importantly, is firmly dated 17 November 1589/90. This discovery, made by Peter Murray Jones of King’s College, Cambridge, is the second appearance of that book prior to the publication of its only extant edition in 1592, providing confirmation that Marlowe could have written Faustus prior to 1592. But whenever Marlowe wrote his play, the medico-magical material he employed had its source in a work that a practising apothecary judged valuable enough to add to his other professional books. The complete record of Jones’s discovery is found in Volume IX of Private Libraries in Renaissance England, PLRE 263.157.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.395
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Chaucer’s Scribes: London Textual Production, 1384–1432. By
           Lawrence Warner
    • Authors: Boffey J.
      Pages: 397 - 399
      Abstract: Chaucer’s Scribes: London Textual Production, 1384–1432. By Warner  LawrenceCambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2018. xv + 222 pp. £75. isbn978 1 108 42627 5.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.397
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Textuality and Knowledge: Essays. By Peter L. Shillingsburg
    • Authors: Warkentin G.
      Pages: 399 - 402
      Abstract: Textuality and Knowledge: Essays. By Shillingsburg  Peter L.University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2017. xii + 222 pp. $115 (hardback); $44.95 (paperback). isbn978 0 271 08107 6 (hardback); 978 0 271 07850 2 (paperback).
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.399
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Provenance Research in Book History: A Handbook. By David Pearson
    • Authors: McKitterick D.
      Pages: 402 - 404
      Abstract: Provenance Research in Book History: A Handbook. By Pearson  DavidNew and revised edition. Oxford: The Bodleian Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press. 2019. xi + 436 pp. £55. isbn978 1 85124 510 9 (UK); 978 1 58456 364 8 (USA).
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.402
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands. Ed. by Andrea
           Lindmayr-Brandl, Elisabeth Giselbrecht, and Grantley McDonald
    • Authors: Milsom J.
      Pages: 404 - 406
      Abstract: Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands. Ed. by Lindmayr-Brandl  Andrea,  Giselbrecht  Elisabeth,  McDonald  GrantleyLondon and New York: Routledge. 2018. xvii + 264 pp. £115. isbn978 1 138 24105 3 (hardback); 978 1 315 28145 2 (e-book).
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.404
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • À la chasse au bonheur. I libri ritrovati di Renzo Bonfiglioli e altri
           episodi di storia del collezionismo italiano del Novecento. By GIancarlo
           Petrella
    • Authors: Harris N.
      Pages: 406 - 408
      Abstract: À la chasse au bonheur. I libri ritrovati di Renzo Bonfiglioli e altri episodi di storia del collezionismo italiano del Novecento. By Petrella  Giancarlo presentation by Dennis E. Rhodes. (Biblioteca di bibliografia, 202.) Florence: Olschki. 2016. xxvii + 453 pp. €49. isbn978 88 222 6458 9.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.406
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Rogue Publisher: The ‘Prince of Puffers’. The Life and Works of the
           Publisher Henry Colburn. By John Sutherland and Veronica Melnyk
    • Authors: Laurie R.
      Pages: 408 - 410
      Abstract: Rogue Publisher: The ‘Prince of Puffers’. The Life and Works of the Publisher Henry Colburn. By Sutherland  John,  Melnyk  VeronicaBrighton: Edward Everett Root. 2018. xiii + 238 pp + [16] plates. £29.99. isbn978 1 1911204 55 8.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.408
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Peter Koch Printer: Embodied Language and the Form of the Book. A
           Descriptive Bibliography (1974–2016). By Nina M. Schneider and others
    • Authors: Bidwell J.
      Pages: 410 - 411
      Abstract: Peter Koch Printer: Embodied Language and the Form of the Book. A Descriptive Bibliography (1974–2016). By SchneiderNina M. and others. Berkeley, California: Editions Koch, Stanford University Libraries. 2017. 3 vols. 185, 173, 125 pp. $225. isbn978 0 9112 2160 2.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.410
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Recent Books
    • Authors: Bell N; Flood J, Harris N.
      Pages: 412 - 422
      Abstract: Buying and Selling: The Business of Books in Early Modern Europe. Ed. by Shanti Graheli. (Library of the Written Word, 72; The Handpress World, 55.) Leiden: Brill. 2019. xxiii + 559 pp. €159. isbn 978 90 04 34032 9 (hardback); 978 90 04 34039 8 (e-book).
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.412
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Recent Periodicals
    • Authors: Laurie R; Flood J.
      Pages: 423 - 435
      Abstract: ANS Magazine, 4 (2018)
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.423
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Books Received
    • Pages: 436 - 436
      Abstract: Acheson, Katherine (ed.), Early Modern English Marginalia (New York: Routledge, 2019). isbn 978 0 415 41885 0.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.436
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Notes on Contributors
    • Pages: 437 - 439
      Abstract: Karen L. Bowen is an art historian, specializing in the study of prints and book illustration in the early-modern period. In addition to her work on the publications of the Plantin-Moretus Press in Antwerp, she is also examining print prices and distribution networks for images in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.437
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • The Bibliographical Society
    • Pages: 441 - 446
      Abstract: Membership. Enquiries as to Membership (except as below) should be directed to Karen Limper-Herz, Hon. Secretary, The Bibliographical Society, c/o Institute of English Studies, Room 304, Senate House, Malet Street, London wcre 7hu.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.3.441
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 3 (2019)
       
 
 
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