In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and Their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England

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Plate 1. A German scriptorium shown in a woodcut in Francesco Petrarca, Hülff Trost und Rath in allemanligen der Menschen (Frankfurt, 1559), p. xlii12
Plate 2. Depiction of a scribe at his desk with a client, a detail (here enlarged) in the additional engraved title-page of The compleat clark, and scriveners guide (London, 1655)14
Plate 3. Title-page of the first printed edition of William Lambarde's Archeion (here spelt Archion), 4to, 163516
Plate 4. Title-page of a folio manuscript copy of William Lambarde's Archeion, c. 1620s-1630s. Reproduced by courtesy of Professor J. H. Baker, St Catharine's College, Cambridge17
Plate 5. Flyleaf of the Derby Manuscript of poems on affairs of state, showing inscriptions by the ninth and tenth Earls of Derby (in a private collection). Reproduced by permission. Copyright reserved21
Plate 6. Knowsley Hall, Lancashire, as shown in a mid-seventeenth- century print reproduced in Private devotions and miscellanies of James seventh Earl of Derby, K. G., ed. Revd F. R. Raines, volume i (Chetham Society 66, 1867), after p. clx22
Plate 7. An opening of the Derby Manuscript (pp. 108-9) showing the end of 'Nobilitas sola atq[ue] unica virtus' and the beginning of Andrew Marvell's 'On the Statue in the Stock's Markett' (in a private collection). Reproduced by permission. Copyright reserved22
Plate 8. The contemporary binding on the Derby Manuscript (in a private collection). Reproduced by permission. Copyright reserved23
Plate 9. Pages 100-1 in the Derby Manuscript, showing verses on Charles II and the CABAL added in the hand of the ninth Earl of Derby (in a private collection). Reproduced by permission. Copyright reserved24
Plate 10. Page 120 in the Derby Manuscript, showing annotations to the Earl of Dorset's poem 'The Game att Chess' made by the ninth and tenth Earls of Derby (in a private collection). Reproduced by permission. Copyright reserved26
Plate 11. Pages 178-9 in the Derby Manuscript, showing the last page of the main text in the hand of the original scribe and one page in the hand of a second scribe (in a private collection). Reproduced by permission. Copyright reserved27
Plate 12. Pages 186-7 in the Derby Manuscript, showing the beginning of the last poem written in the hand of a third scribe (in a private collection). Reproduced by permission. Copyright reserved27
Plate 13. The last two pages of the 'Index' at the end of the Derby Manuscript, showing additions made by the ninth and tenth Earls of Derby, as well as by the second scribe (in a private collection). Reproduced by permission. Copyright reserved

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