Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. This book lists all ascertainable English verse transcribed or composed during the years 1501-1558. It lists details of 2, 045 poems, amounting to 567, 000 lines of verse. A companion volume to Ringler's "Bibliography and index of English verse printed 1476-1558" (1988), this is a bibliography of extant English verse transcribed in manuscript for the early Tudor period. Arranged in three parts: part 1 is a bibliography of manuscripts containing English verse datable within the period 1501-1558; manuscripts are described and poems in them listed, keyed to their placement in the second part. Part 2 is a first-line index of poems transcribed in the manuscripts, with full information on each (author, title, length, verse form, date, subject, genre etc). Part 3 is an index to the second part, divided into categories: burdens, refrains, verse form, poets, composers etc. An appendix lists three tables in concordance format. The book is aimed at academic/institutional scholars, literary historians and sociologists of the English Renaissance and late Middle Ages, textual editors and bibliographers. 315pp.
Fine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 315 p. Lists details of 2045 poems, amounting to 567, 000 lines of verse. Arranged in three parts covering: bibliography of manuscripts containing English verse datable to 1501-1558; a first-line index of poems transcribed in the manuscripts with details on each; an index to the second part.
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