Title

The Four Scribes of MS Harley 2253

Publication Title

Journal of the Early Book Society

Publication Date

2013

Document Type

Article

Keywords

scribes, harleian manuscripts, scriveners (law), rubrication (illuminated manuscripts)

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles | Medieval Studies | Other French and Francophone Language and Literature

Abstract

The author offers information on four scribeof the Harley Lyrics manuscript (MS Harley 2253) from the British Library in London, England. She explains the principle scribe as the one responsible for preserving important array of texts who worked as legal scrivener, she mentions that Scribe B contains recognizable habits for the decorative rubrication of texts and Scribe C has taken a role in the compilation of Harley 2253 in its present form.

Publisher

Pace University Press

Publisher Location

New York, NY


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