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British Library

Works: 10,807 works in 16,575 publications in 5 languages and 184,354 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Romances  Poetry  Illustrations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Manuscripts  Biography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Distributor, Printer, Compiler, Correspondent, Composer, Lyricist, Former owner, Recipient, Producer, Collector
Classifications: PR1203, 821.1
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The complete works of the Gawain-poet. In a modern English version with a critical introd. by John Gardner by British Library ( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes an appraisal of the poet: his dramatic sense, vision of reality, expression of the conventions and tradition, and an interpretation of the individual pieces
The image of the world : 20 centuries of world maps by Peter Whitfield ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples, discussing the maps and their makers in relation to their age and placing them within the context of the wider history of ideas
The poems of the Pearl manuscript : Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by British Library ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English, Middle and English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger ( Book )
14 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Text des koptischen Psalters aus al-Mudil ein Beitrag zur Textgeschichte der Septuaginta und zur Textkritik koptischer Bibelhandschriften, mit der kritischen Neuausgabe des Papyrus 37 der British Library London (U) und des Papyrus 39 der Leipziger Universitätsbibliothek (2013) by Gregor Emmenegger ( )
3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mudil Codex from the late 4th century contains the Biblical Psalms in Coptic. However, the text differs significantly from familiar versions of the Psalms, giving rise to the question of whether we are dealing with an original form of the text. The comprehensive analysis presented here demonstrates the tradition in which this fascinating text is located, how it arose, and what significance it has for research into the Psalms generally and the Coptic Bible manuscripts in particular
Papyrus British Museum 10808 and its cultural and religious setting by Val Hinckley Sederholm ( )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Papyrus British Museum EA 10808 features a unique spell for a victim of divine wrath composed in the liturgical language of ancient Egypt but in Greek script with a few Demotic signs."
Medieval dress & fashion by Margaret Scott ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As dress historian Margaret Scott demonstrates in this book, manuscripts provide a window on to the changing fashions and dress of the medieval world, and she unravels the messages about rank, aspirations, beliefs and occupations encoded in the images. Her authoritative text is accompanied by illustrations showing the range of dress styles worn in the Middle Ages in England and much of Europe, and across the social classes from princes to paupers. One can clearly see the elaborate dress style of the monarchy and aristocracy, often richly patterned and adorned with jewels and fur, reflecting the status of the wearer or patron. But the author also explores the dress of other classes and occupations, which provides equally important information about everyday life and times in the Middle Ages, such as the patterns of work, the climate and the functional uses of clothing." "Medieval Dress and Fashion is a historical resource that will prove invaluable to art historians, costume designers and all those interested in this colourful period."--Jacket
The works of the Gawain-poet by British Library ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English, Middle and English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The print in Germany, 1880-1933 : the age of expressionism : prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Frances Carey ( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lindisfarne Gospels by Janet Backhouse ( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and German and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allows viewers to examine the decorated pages and binding of the British Library's Lindisfarne gospels. Uses "Turning the pages" software which lets the user turn the pages and zoom to see features in detail. Includes audio commentary. The accompanying text which gives the history of the Lindisfarne gospels can either be viewed or printed out
The Golden age of Anglo-Saxon art, 966-1066 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by British Library ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The illuminated page : ten centuries of manuscript painting in the British Library by Janet Backhouse ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British Library boasts the world's finest collection of medieval manuscripts, due largely to the interest and enterprise of individual bibliophiles and connoisseurs over several centuries whose libraries have made their way, by a variety of routes, into the national collection. The manuscripts featured in this book range in date from the 7th to the 17th century, embrace both devotional and secular material, and span a geographical area bounded by the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the east and the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria in the north-west. Some of them, such as the Luttrell Psalter or the Bedford Hours, are already well-known but the majority remain unfamiliar to the general public. Most of the subjects chosen are reproduced here in colour for the first time
Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language by David Crystal ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English is spoken or written today by one-third of the world's population--an unprecedented achievement for a language. How has this situation come about? And what happens to a language when it is used by so many? In this illustrated history David Crystal charts the development of the language from the earliest runic inscriptions in Old English, through the emergence of a standard variety of English between 1400 and 1800, to the most modern forms of the language in 'concrete' and 'text' poetry. In telling the story he draws on examples from English in its various guises and uses from our everyday English to English in the workplace and English used as a medium of playful and literary expression. The regional and international varieties of English are also considered. This book shows us where language is now, where it has been, and perhaps most important of all where it is heading, for the new varieties of the language appearing in world literature and on the Internet show that this is a story which is by no means over
Treasures of the British Library by British Library ( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London : a life in maps by Peter Whitfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Like all the great historic cities of Europe, London appears to us solid and unchanging. But this solidity is an illusion, for throughout its long history London has been changing and evolving. It has been renewing or replacing the streets and buildings at its heart and has been spreading inexorably outwards."
The Tudor church music of the Lumley books by Judith Blezzard ( )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British inheritance : a treasury of historic documents by Elizabeth M Hallam ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sing a song for sixpence : the English picture book tradition and Randolph Caldecott by Brian Alderson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To commemorate the centenary of the death of the artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott, Brian Alderson, noted historian of children's literature and children's book editor of The Times, has prepared for the British Library an exhibition designed to pay tribute to Caldecott's skills as a creator of picture books, which will run from October 1986. This book, incorporating a catalogue of the exhibition, with its many illustrations in colour and black and white, both demonstrates Caldecott's genius and provides a brief critical history of an important area of children's book publishing. Comedy, storytelling and graphic exuberance are all part of the great tradition of book illustration that runs from Hogarth and Rowlandson down to the present day, and Caldecott's special genius was to have embodied these qualities in the subjects he chose. Together with an appraisal of those who influenced Caldecott and the effect he had on later generations of illustrators, Brian Alderson explains the relationship between pictures and text, techniques (wood-cuts, wood-engraving, intaglio printing), the effect of industrialisation on the picture book and the subsequent development of book illustration
Selected chansons from British Library, ms. Additional 35087 by British Library ( )
2 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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B.L. (British Library)
Biblioteka Brytyjska.
British Library
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Gran Bretanya. British Library
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Storbritannien. British Library
The British Library.
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