Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England

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Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England, ed. Margaret Connolly and Linne R. Mooney (Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer, 2008). xiv +336 pp.; 40 illustrations. ISBN 978-1-903153-24-6. £60.00. A collection of thirteen essays on design and distribution, with a particular emphasis on vernacular manuscripts produced in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. The first group of essays focuses on material evidence indicative of decisions taken by scribes in the design of manuscripts. Three essays treat design in the Canterbury Tales: Daniel W. Mosser on Adam Pinkhurst and the HengwrtMS;JacobThaisenon two manuscripts written by the Trinity Gower D Scribe; and Takako Kato on scribal corrections in Cambridge University Library MS Gg4.27. Four essays treat devotional manuscripts: Sherry L. Reames writes on standardization and reform in the Sarum lessons for saints' days; Amelia Grounds explores the evolution of the Pavement Hours; Alexandra Barrati looks at two Bridgettine manuscripts; and Julian M. …

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