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By Montague Rhodes James

ISBN-10: 1108003095

ISBN-13: 9781108003094

M. R. James (1862-1936) is maybe most sensible remembered as a author of chilling ghost tales, yet he was once a great pupil of medieval literature and palaeography, who served either as Provost of King's collage, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and plenty of of his tales replicate his educational heritage. His descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by way of faculties, cathedrals and museums are nonetheless of price to researchers this day. This quantity describes the McClean assortment, bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1904 via Frank McClean, a Victorian polymath who was once a civil engineer by way of career but additionally pursued medical learn and the gathering of antiquities, together with the 201 manuscripts and 230 early revealed books now within the Fitzwilliam Museum. The publication is illustrated with 108 plates displaying folios from the gathering.

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He sits cross-legged with arms bound behind him : two men saw his head. Jeremiah in hat stands by tower on R. A hand on L. holds a jar. Damaged. Lam. has not large initial. Ezek. gone. Daniel. His bust seen in tower between lions' heads. Divine Hand above. Hosea in hat holds the hand of Gomer on L. In the lower margin, beautifully drawn in outline, are a dragon and a lion, referring perhaps to Daniel's dragon and the lions' den. Joel addresses two men on R. Amos in hat with curved stick looks at sheep on R.

Two lions' heads before him. Hosea with Gomer. Joel with scroll. Amos with sheep. Obad. with scroll. Jonah emerges from fish: Nineveh above. Micah, Nahum with scrolls. Habakkuk carrying loaves and jug caught up by angel. Zeph. with scroll. Haggai. Ahasuerus above. Esther below touches his sceptre. Zech. Decorative. Mai. with scroll. 1 Mace. Mattathias kills the apostate Jew. 2 Mace. Man gives letter to messenger. Matt. Jesus in bed. Tree, with figures of the Virgin and Christ. Me. Single figure.

XXIII. XXIV. XXV. XXVI. XXVII. XXVIII. XXIX. XXX. XXXI. XXXII. XXXIII. I. Evangelistarium Graece (f. 98) ; 9th or 10th century. 4. „ „ (f. 80); 13th century? 5. Part of a Bible, etc. (ff. 2715 and 114); French, 9th century. 8. „ „ (f. 71) ; N. Italian, 12th century. 11. Latin Bible (ff. 13 and i68 b ); probably French, 13th century. 12. „ „ (f. 4 b ); French, 13th century. 14. „ „ (f. 492"); „ „ 15. , » (f- 299); English, c. 1300. 19. Latin Gospels (f. 9i b ); French or Flemish, 9th-ioth century.

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