British Library Journal Now Online
A sixteenth-century design for a revolving reading desk: Agostino Ramelli, Le diverse et artificiose machine; composte in lingua Italiana et Francese (Paris, 1588), p. 317. London, British Library, 48.f.15.
A few months ago, we drew your attention to the Electronic British Library Journal, which publishes scholarly research into the history of the British Library and its collections (Medieval News and Views). The eBLJ (for short) is the successor to the British Library Journal, which appeared between 1975 and 1999. We are delighted to report that articles from the British Library Journal are now available online, bringing the combined back catalogue of the British Library Library and eBLJ into one simple location.
A full listing of British Library Journal articles from 1975 onwards is found here. Below you will find hyperlinks to those contributions relating to ancient, medieval and early modern manuscripts. The topics covered include Magna Carta, Codex Sinaiticus, the Bedford Hours, the Cotton Genesis, Christine de Pizan, and the Sforza Hours; while a quick glance at the list of contributors -- among them Janet Backhouse, Christopher de Hamel, Thomas Kren, Nigel Morgan and Colin Tite -- emphasizes the journal's scholarly reputation.
We continue to welcome contributions to the Electronic British Library Journal, and will also endeavour to publicise the fruits of that research in the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Blog.
British Library Journal articles
Janet Backhouse, An illuminator’s sketchbook
Michael Borrie, What became of Magna Carta?
D. H. Turner, The Wyndham Payne Crucifixion
T. S. Pattie, The Codex Sinaiticus
Lotte Hellinga & Hilton Kelliher, The Malory manuscript
Judith Oliver, Reconstruction of a Liège Psalter-Hours
Retha M. Warnicke, The Laurence Nowell manuscripts in the British Library
Colin G. C. Tite, The early catalogues of the Cottonian library
Andrew G. Watson, An early thirteenth-century Low Countries booklist
Janet Backhouse, A reappraisal of the Bedford Hours
Kristine Edmondson Haney, The paint surfaces in the Psalter of Henry of Blois
Janet Backhouse, The making of the Harley Psalter
M. L. Evans, A newly discovered leaf of ‘The Sforza Hours’
John N. King, The account book of a Marian bookseller, 1553-4
Penelope Wallis, The embroidered binding of the Felbrigge Psalter
Andrew Prescott, The structure of English pre-Conquest Benedictionals
Nigel Morgan, The artists of the Rutland Psalter
Janet Backhouse, The Tilliot Hours: comparisons and relationships
Bodo Brinkmann, The Hastings Hours and the Master of 1499
Clyve Jones, The Harley family and the Harley papers
Rosamond McKitterick, Carolingian uncial: a context for the Lothar Psalter
Andreas Petzold, Colour notes in English Romanesque manscripts
J. E. Cross, Missing folios in Cotton MS. Nero A. I
Colin G. C. Tite, A catalogue of Sir Robert Cotton’s printed books?
S. E. Lee, Two fragments from Cotton MS. Otho B. X
Janet Backhouse, Sir Robert Cotton’s record of a royal bookshelf
E. C. Teviotdale, Some classified catalogues of the Cottonian library
Elisabeth M. C. van Houts, Camden, Cotton and the chronicles of the Norman Conquest of England
Patricia Basing, Robert Beale and the Queen of Scots
David Postles, The Garendon cartularies in BL, Lansdowne 415
David G. Selwyn, ‘Books with manuscript’: the case of Thomas Cranmer’s library
J. H. Bowman, The Codex Alexandrinus and the Alexandrian Greek types