By Andrew G. Watson
London   The Bibliographical Society
10.5" by 7" xi, 102pp
The first edition of Andrew G. Watson's analysis of the manuscript collection of Henry Savile of Banke, in the scarce original glassine.
By Andrew G. Watson

1969 The Manuscripts of Henry Savile of Banke

London   The Bibliographical Society
10.5" by 7" xi, 102pp
The first edition of Andrew G. Watson's analysis of the manuscript collection of Henry Savile of Banke, in the scarce original glassine.
£35.00
: 1kgs / : 907F20

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First Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The first edition of this work.

Illustrated with three plates, and two further folding plates. Collated, complete.

In the scarce publisher's original glassine.

Watson details the manuscript collection of Henry Savile (1568-1617), about whom little is known aside from his extensive collection. Many of his manuscripts later became part of collections including that of Sir Robert Cotton, including one of the most important Middle English manuscripts, the Pearl Manuscript.

Savile's collection is directly linked to the survival of medieval manuscripts from the north of England after the destruction of monasteries under King Henry VIII.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding, with glassine dust wrapper. Externally, fine. Glassine back strip a touch age toned, with small losses of paper to either side of the back strip head. Small loss of glassine to tail of rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

Fine

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