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Testaments of time : the search for lost manuscripts and records

Author: Leo Deuel
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1966, ©1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Deuel
OCLC Number: 15744133
Description: xxxii, 590, xxi pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: I. The quest for Cicero : Petrarch --
II. Humanists in action : Boccaccio and Salutati --
III. The passionate bookhunter : Poggio Bracciolini --
IV. Rolls and a villa --
V. The papyrus of Egypt --
VII. The traffic in papyri : Wallis Budge --
VIII. Pearls from the rubbish heap : Grenfell and Hunt --
IX. Oxyrhynchus revisited --
X.A book without covers --
XI. The World's oldest books --
XII. The bible of the Canaanites --
XIII. Tischendorf searches for the "best" New Testament --
XIV. The Codex Sinaiticus --
XV. Two lady scholars in the Levant --
XVI. The elusive Diatessaron --
XVII. More light on the New Testament --
XVIII. The Cairo geniza. --
XIX. Caves in the Judean wilderness --
XX. The Shapira mystery --
XXI. A profusion of silk, bark, and paper : (a) Inner Asia --
XXII. In the steps of Marco Polo : Aurel Stein --
XXIII. The spell of the Mexican picture books : from Humboldt to Kingsborough --
XXIV. Brasseur discovers Landa and the antediluvians --
XXV. The Devil exorcised : from Zelia Nuttall to Alfonso Caso.
Responsibility: by Leo Deuel.

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