Robert Thornton and the London Thornton Manuscript

November 1987
1 colour, 85 black and white illustrations
155 pages
27.6x21.9 cm
Manuscript Studies
ISBN: 9780859911900
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000

Robert Thornton and the London Thornton Manuscript

British Library MS Additional 31042

John J. Thompson

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British Library MS Additional 31042 (the London Thornton manuscript) is one of two miscellaneous collections copied in the middle years of the fifteenth century by Robert Thornton of East Newton in North Yorkshire. It has secured its place in the history of late medieval book production as "Thornton's other book, since it is always seen as smaller, less varied in content, less well organised, and therefore less important than its sister volume at Lincoln. This study re-examines these assumptions and draws attention to the many bibligraphical problems presented by the manuscript in order to assess the evidence the book can provide concerning Thornton's general book-producing effects.

JOHN J. THOMPSON is Lecturer in English at The Queen's University of Belfast.

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