Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Typ 14
This bibliography was compiled Aden Kumler, Julia Schlozman, Nadia Marx, William Stoneman, and Johanna Rodda.
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HOLLIS Record (Link)
Geoffrey Whitney, A Choice of Emblemes and Other Devises: For the Moste Parte Gathered Out of Sundrie Writers, Englished and Moralized, and Divers Newly Devised. Imprinted at Leyden: In the house of Christopher Plantyn by Francis Raphelengius, 1586.
William Augustus White and Henrietta C. Bartlett, Catalogue of Early English Books; Chiefly of the Elizabethan Period. New York: Priv. Print. for Mr. W.A. White by the Pynson Printers, 1926. MS cited p. 169.
Contains a brief description of the physical layout of the manuscript, its contents, and comparison with the printed version of the text (such as the differing number of emblems).
John Franklin Leisher. “Geoffrey Whitney’s A Choice of Emblemes and Its Relation to the Emblematic Vogue in Tudor England.” Dissertation, Harvard University, 1952. Published by Garland: New York and London, 1987.
Harvard College Library, Illuminated & Calligraphic Manuscripts: An Exhibition held at the Fogg Art Museum & Houghton Library, February 14–April 1, 1955. Cambridge, Mass.: n.p., 1955. HOLLIS
W.H. Bond and C.U. Faye, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. MS cited p. 252.
Contains a brief description of the manuscript and its physical layout. HOLLIS
The Houghton Library, 1942–1967: A Selection of Books and Manuscripts in Harvard Collections. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College Library [distributed by Harvard University Press], 1967. MS reproduced on p. 49.
Reproduction without call number.
Mason Tung, “Whitney’s A Choice of Emblemes revisited: A Comparative Study of the Manuscript and the Printed Versions,” Studies in Bibliography, 29 (1976), pp. 32–101.
John Manning, ‘Unpublished and Unedited Emblems by Geoffrey Whitney: Further Evidence of the English Adaptation of Continental Traditions,’ in The English Emblem and the Continental Tradition, ed. Peter M. Daly. AMS studies in the emblem, no. 1. New York: AMS Press, 1988, p. 83–107.
Contains a brief description of the manuscript’s relationship to the printed version of Whitney’s Choice of Emblemes and the text’s relationship to its continental sources.
John Manning, “Whitney’s Choice of Emblemes: A Reassessment,” Renaissance Studies, 4 (1990), pp. 155–200, passim, and fig. 11 (reproducing f. 52v).
A literary study of Whitney’s Choice of Emblemes, including an assessment of the differences between the manuscript and the printed text as well as themes in the text.
Bart Westerweel, Anglo-Dutch Relations in the Field of the Emblem. Symbola et emblemata, v. 8. Leiden: Brill, 1997. MS cited p. 28, no. 7.
Brief description, with comparison to the printed edition.
Philip Brett, Joseph Kerman, and Davitt Moroney, William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. MS cited p. 65, no. 4.
Digital Scriptorium. Columbia University Libraries. (Online) Accessed 24 May 2010. Internet Link
A searchable database of manuscripts from various collections. Search or browse under shelfmark MS Typ 0014. Contains a basic description of the physical layout and contents of the manuscript. Link