M. R. James (1862-1936) is probably best remembered as a writer of chilling ghost stories, but he was an outstanding scholar of medieval literature and palaeography, who served both as Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and many of his stories reflect his academic background. His detailed, descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by colleges, cathedrals and museums are still of value to scholars today. James' catalogue of the extensive manuscript holdings of Gonville and Caius College was first published in two volumes in 1907-8, and a supplement appeared in 1914. Now reissued in this two-volume set, it will be welcomed by librarians and researchers alike.
Volume I: 1. Prefatory note; 2. Introduction; 3. Catalogue of manuscripts; Volume II: 1. Preface; 2. Notes of a kalendar of St Augustine's Canterbury in MS. 238; 3. Supplementary notice of no. 715 by H. D. Hazeltine, M. A. (Hon), Emmanuel College; 4. Corrigenda to Vol. I; 5. Corrigenda to Vol. II; 6. List of provenances of manuscripts, Monastic and other; 6. List of donors of manuscripts; 7. List of names of scribes; 8. Dates of manuscripts anterior to cent. XVI; 9. Manuscripts seen by Leland and Bale at Gonville Hall; 10. Description of manuscripts, nos. 355 to 721; 11. Unnumbered manuscripts; 12. Supplementary notice of no. 405; 13. Fragments from bindings; Index.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection Cambridge
Book with Other Items
Number Of Pages: 886
Published: 3rd December 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 1.21