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British Library

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(Library Science & Bibliography) the British national library, formed in 1973 from the British Museum library and other national collections: housed mainly in the British Museum until 1997 when a purpose-built library in St Pancras, London, was completed
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British Library MS Harley 2320; Griffiths & Edwards 2001; see list of manuscripts in Speiser 2000) provide instructions on how to make various laces and contemporary images show men and women at work.
Ms Harley said many of the children presenting with problems could need four or even eight teeth out, with "quite a few" having as many as 14 extracted.
Ms Harley added: "It's beautiful and it's in really good, immaculate condition.
And the Harley manuscript (from the 1340s) that includes 'Alysoun' and other love lyrics also contains religious pieces in Latin prose and verse, and saints' lives, fabliaux, and poems in Anglo-Norman French (London, British Library, MS Harley 2253).
Barratt (humanities, University of Waikato, NZ) has taken one manuscript of the British Museum, MS Harley 494, and created a history of its time, owners and content.
30) This manuscript, British Library, MS Harley 2253, contains 142 folios and measures just over seven by eleven inches (the exact dimensions are 293mm by 188mm).
In chapter ten Scattergood returns to issues of ownership and circulation of medieval manuscripts in a fascinating analysis of the connection(s) between the Massy family of Cheshire and the writing of Middle English alliterative poetry (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the alliterative St Erkenwald in BL MS Harley 2250).
Thorlac Turville-Petre's lively essay on political lyrics gives a useful guide to some political backgrounds, with a particularly helpful consideration of the MS Harley 2253 lyrics, but concentrates its focus on 'hate literature'--lyrics of abuse, indignation, and xenophobia--and makes a robust defence of the inescapable presence of much medieval vituperation and insult, against modern, politically-correct critical attempts to make these features of the period 'disappear by the magic of irony' (p.
The Royal manuscript is of special interest in that its main scribe was the scribe of MS Harley 2253.
Ms Harley said: 'The new ways of doing business are nothing short of a revolution - some say its impact will be just as profound as the effect of the industrial revolution.
5") and heavily illustrated with period paintings and drawings as well as photos of extant examples, the volume includes transcriptions of the 1516 Wardrobe Book of the Wardrobe of the Robes (British Library MS Harley 2284) and the 1521 Inventory of the same (British Library MS HArley 4217).
This book examines three manuscripts produced in England in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in different monastic environments: Bodleian Library, MS Digby 23 (the Chanson de Roland), British Library, MS Harley 978 (a variegated collection of texts), and BL, MS Royal 10.