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The scholar adventurers

Author: Richard D Altick
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Altick
ISBN: 081420435X 9780814204351
OCLC Number: 15550806
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1950. With new pref.
Description: xi, 338 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the Ohio State University Press Edition --
Introduction: The unsung scholar --
The secret of the ebony cabinet --
The case of the curious bibliographers --
The quest of the knight-prisoner --
Hunting for manuscripts --
Exit a lady, enter another --
A gallery of inventors --
The scholar and the scientist --
Secrets in cipher --
The destructive elements --
Shades of Mrs. Grundy --
Post-Mortems --
On the trail of Byron --
The search for Sambir --
Discoveries: 'The Book of Margery Kempe'; Medwall's 'Fulgems and Lucres; The poems of Thomas Traherne; The poems of Edward Taylor; The Conway letters; Browning's 'Essay on Chatterton'; The Bronte's childhood fantasies.
Responsibility: Richard D. Altick.

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