Association and Provenance: A Volume of Essays in Memory of Eric Stanley, comprising Poetica volumes 89 and 90, Autumn 2018

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This collection of essays, published in January 2019 and jointly edited by Ed Potten and Toshiyuki Takamiya, is devoted to the theme of ‘Association and Provenance’. Dedicated to the memory of the great scholar of Medieval Literature Eric G. Stanley, the volume draws on an international pool of scholars, librarians and booksellers, and its contents span seven centuries.


Toshiyuki Takamiya(Keio University, Emeritus)

In Memoriam Eric G. Stanley (1923–2018)

Ed Potten (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York) and Toshiyuki Takamiya


David Pearson (Former Director of Culture, Heritage & Libraries at the City of London Corporation)

Provenance revisited

Emily Ulrich (Ph.D. candidate in Medieval Studies at Yale University)

Reconceptualizing The Nuneaton Codex: Cambridge FitzWilliam Museum, McClean 123

Martha W. Driver (Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University)

The curious case of a de Worde edition in the Morgan Library & Museum

Richard A. Linenthal (Antiquarian bookseller)

The last abbots’ books: Tewkesbury and Hailes

Ed Potten

A mendicant pharmacopeia? Robert Edward Hart’s copy of the 1485 Gart der Gesundheit

 H. R. Woudhuysen (FBA, Rector of Lincoln College)

Some early collectors and owners of Samuel Johnson’s books and manuscripts

Christopher Edwards (Independent antiquarian bookseller)

Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas: two presentation copies

Kathryn James (Curator, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Provenance as poetic faith: John Payne Collier and accounts of literary discovery

Robert Harding (Director of Maggs Bros., the antiquarian book dealers in London)

‘Scraps of insignificant scribbling’: The Rev. Dr. Thomas Raffles and a lost book from the library of Lady Anne Clifford, Countess of Pembroke

Koichi Yukishima (Professor in the School of Education, Waseda University)

The Mansbridge copy of the Cambridge edition of Baskerville’s Bible

A. S. G. Edwards (Deputy Editor of The Book Collector)

On the cusp of change: The 1969 Bibliographical Society Gold Medal award

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