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Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,932 / 268 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 760
Added to site: 2007.05.29
mnybks.net#: 17136
Genre: History

Sketches of bookworms, collectors, bible students, scribes and illuminatorsfrom the Anglo-Saxon and Norman periods to the introduction of printinginto England, with anecdotes illustrating the history of themonastic libraries of Great Britain in the olden time.

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read to him by the redoubtable Silas Wegg during Sunday evenings at "Boffin's Bower."[6]

FOOTNOTES:

[1] Hallam, Henry. "Introduction to the Literature of Europe." 4 vols. London.

[2] Digby, Kenelm. "Mores Catholici; or Ages of Faith." 3 vols. London, 1848.

[3] Maitland, S. R. "The Dark Ages; a Series of Essays Intended to Illustrate the State of Religion and Literature in the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries." London, 1845.

[4] Putnam, George Haven. "Books and their Makers during the Middle Ages; a Study of the Conditions of the Production and Distribution of Literature from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Close of the Seventeenth Century."

[5] Lacroix, Paul. "Arts of the Middle Ages." Our author, however (vide page 58, note), quotes the accounts of the Church of Norwich to show that parchments sold late in the thirteenth century at about 1 d. per sheet; but Putnam and other writers state that up to that time it was a very costly com

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