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Title Manuscript miscellanies in early modern England / edited by Joshua Eckhardt and Daniel Starza Smith.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014.

Series Material readings in early modern culture
Material readings in early modern culture.
Subject Manuscripts, English (Middle) -- History.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Manuscripts.
Authors and readers -- England -- History.
English letters -- History and criticism.
Written communication -- England -- History.
Alt Name Eckhardt, Joshua,
Smith, Daniel Starza,
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the emergence of the English miscellany / Joshua Eckhardt and Daniel Starza Smith -- Before (and after) the miscellany: reconstructing Donne's Satyres in the Conway Papers / Daniel Starza Smith -- Donne, rhapsody and textual order / Piers Brown -- Early modern letter-books, miscellanies and the reading and reception of scribally copied letters / James Daybell -- The rector of Santon Downham and the Hieroglyphical Watch of Prague / Noah Millstone -- Unlocking the mysteries of Constance Aston Fowler's verse miscellany (Huntington Library MS 904): the hand b sribe identified / Helen Hackett -- William Smith, Vere Southerne, Jesuit Missioner, and three linked manuscript miscellanies / Cedric C. Brown -- Attribution and anonymity: Donne, Ralegh and Fletcher in British Library, Stowe MS 962 / Lara M. Crowley -- Copying epigrams in manuscript miscellanies / Joel Swann -- Camden's remaines and a pair of epideictic poetry anthologies / Joshua Eckhardt -- "The disagreeable figure of a common-place" in Katherine Butler's late-seventeenth-century verse miscellany / Victoria E. Burke.
Summary Perhaps more than any other kind of book, manuscript miscellanies require a complex and 'material' reading strategy. This collection of essays models and refines the study of these complicated volumes. Using extensive textual and bibliographical evidence, it offers stimulating new readings of literature, politics and religion in the early modern period, and promises to make important interventions in the history of the book.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781472420282 (electronic bk.)
1472420284 (electronic bk.)
9781472420275
1472420276
9781472420299 (epub)
OCLC # 881446697
Additional Format Print version: Manuscript miscellanies in early modern England 9781472420275 (DLC) 2014001010 (OCoLC)875055588