Bibliographic Details

Manuscript and print in London c.1475-1530 / Julia Boffey.

Author / Creator Boffey, Julia.
Imprint London : British Library, 2012.
Description xxii, 246 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), map, facsims. ; 25 cm
Language English
Subject Books -- England -- London -- History.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- London -- History.
Printing -- England -- London -- History.
Book industries and trade -- England -- London -- History.
Book industries and trade.
Books and reading.
Intellectual life.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
England -- London.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780712358811 (hardback)
0712358811 (hardback)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p.[208]-234) and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Note on conventions
  • Abbreviations
  • List of colour plates
  • List of figures
  • Introduction
  • Colour plates
  • Chapter 1. London booths, in manuscript and print, c. 1500
  • Introduction: two London books
  • Books made and books used in London
  • London texts and London authors
  • Textual transmission: within, into, and out of London
  • Afterlives
  • Chapter 2. Manuscript and print in combination
  • Introduction: some arbitrary assemblages
  • Manuscripts and printers
  • Printed books in the hands of scribes and manuscript compilers
  • Manuscript additions to printed text
  • Enhancement and decoration
  • Binding and storage
  • Hybridity
  • Chapter 3. London-specific material in manuscript and print
  • Introduction: manuscript or print? choice of form
  • London-specific materials
  • Works relating to ceremonies and public events
  • The spoken word: sermons and orations
  • Comic satires
  • Covert circulation of political satire and commentary
  • Prison writing, sedition, and heresy
  • Chapter 4. London readers in a time of change
  • Introduction
  • Sources of supply and prices
  • Books in institutional libraries
  • Reading in London's religious houses: the London Charterhouse
  • Women readers and printed books: Syon and the Minoresses
  • Company networks: Caxton and fellow-mercers
  • Some London drapers and their books
  • Chapter 5. Robert Fabyan: reading and compiling in manuscript and print
  • Introduction: Fabyan's life
  • Two chronicles: compilation and copying
  • Fabyan's reading
  • The further circulation of the 'concordance of stories'
  • Pynson s edition of the 'New Chronicles' and the manuscript copies
  • New features in the printed 'New Chronicles'
  • Was Fabyan involved in the printed edition?
  • Fabyan's textual afterlife
  • Afterword
  • Bibliography
  • Index of manuscripts
  • Index of printed books
  • General index