Scottish Manuscripts & English Manuscripts in Scotland. Fascicle I: National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
- Pages: 182 p.
- Size:210 x 270 mm
- Illustrations:50 col.
- Publication Year:2022
This fascicle of the Index of Images covers English and Scottish manuscripts preserved in the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, the largest collection of archives and manuscripts in Scotland and one of the eminent research libraries of Europe.
Marlene V. Hennessy is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Hunter College, City University of New York.
This is the tenth volume in a continuing series of publications listing and identifying all illustrations contained in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII. This was an important period in the history of book production in Britain, and the range of subject-matter illustrated is of significance to historians of art, religion, literature, costume, natural science, and social custom. The present volume extends the survey to Scotland and catalogues not only English but also Scottish and Gaelic manuscripts from the collections of the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, as well as manuscripts made on the Continent for English and Scottish book-owners. The catalogue contains entries for 112 manuscripts and notes the subject-matter of every illustration in each manuscript, from full-page miniatures and historiated initials to marginalia, added drawings and nota bene signs. A comprehensive index of pictorial subjects provides readers with complete references to the visual material with thematic groupings making the following categories easily accessible: animals, architecture, birds, Christ, costume, furniture, kings, musical instruments, occupations/professions, plants, saints, Virgin Mary, weapons, and women. The volume also includes a user’s guide, an extensive glossary of subjects and terms, and indexes of authors/texts, manuscripts with coats of arms, and Scottish and English names.
I. Scope of the Search
II. Cataloguing the Manuscripts
III. Principles of Pictorial Description
IV. The Template: Opening Headings
V. The Template: Pictorial Information
VI. The Template: Costume of Specialized Interest
VII. The Template: Headings under ‘Other Information’
List of Manuscripts Catalogued
Other Manuscripts Examined
List of Abbreviations
Catalogue of Manuscripts
Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland
Glossary of Subjects and Terms
Index of Authors and Texts
Index of Incipits
Index of First Words of Acephalous Texts
Index of Pictorial Subjects
Index of Manuscripts with Coats of Arms
Index of Scottish and English Names
List of Illustrations