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Knowns and unknowns Passio of St Margaret Kissing Images Textiles and Books Tall Narrow Books Egerton 1900 Journey of Unknowing

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1 For bibliographical references to this and other cited BL manuscripts see in the first instance the relevant entry in the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. In general on St Margaret see Mary Clayton and Hugh Magennis, The Old English Lives of St Margaret, Cambridge, 1994. Egerton 877 is not cited in Josepha Weitzmann-Fiedler, ‘Zur Illustration der Margaretenlegende,’ Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst, 3rd series, 17, 1966, 17-48.
2 See the BL online Manuscripts Catalogue.
3 La Vie de Sainte Marguerite, ed. Hans-Erich Keller, Commentaire des enluminures du ms. Troyes 1905 par Margaret Alison Stones, Tübingen, 1990, especially pp. 196-211.
4 For the general context see Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, The Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy, New Haven and London, 1999.
5 Cited in Vie de Ste Marguerite (as above), p. 12 note 25.
6 The manuscript is mentioned in passing in Eamonn Duffy, Marking the Hours, New Haven and London, 2006, p.152 and fig. 99.
7 The best account of the manuscript is still that by F. A Gasquet, An English Rosary Book of the 15th Century, reprinted from the Downside Review, Yeovil, 1894.
8 Peter Parshall and Rainer Schoch, Origins of European Printmaking, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2005, catalogue no. 49. See also David S. Areford, ‘The Image in the Viewer’s Hands: the Reception of Early Prints in Europe,’ Studies in Iconography, 24, 2003, pp. 5-42, especially pp. 16-21. Compare the woodcut exhibited in Gabriele Finaldi, The Image of Christ, London, 2000, catalogue no. 60. Still useful is Campbell Dodgson, ‘English Devotional Woodcuts of the Late Fifteenth Century, with Special Reference to those in the Bodleian Library,’ Walpole Society, 17, 1928-1929, 95-108 and pls. XXV-XXVII
9 Cited in Anna Rapp Buri, Burgundische Tapisserien, Munich, 2001, p. 428.
10 I am grateful to Dr Scot McKendrick of the BL for confirming this point.
11 Patricia Stirnemann, Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, CD-Rom publication, Paris, 2004.
12 For example, in the Codex Aureus Epternacensis in the Germanicshe Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg.
13 See ‘Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts’ on-line catalogue of an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005. (http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/shrine_shroud/)
14 Watermark on folios 143-144: compare C. M. Briquet, Les filigranes, 4 vols. Leipzig, 1923, no. 14562 (a watermark found in paper used in Bavaria in 1476).
15 The Art of Holy Russia, London, 1998.
16 Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England, 1200-1400, ed. Jonathan Alexander and Paul Binski, London, 1987.
17 Frauke Steenbock, Die kirchliche Prachteinband im frühen Mittelalter, Berlin, 1965.
18 Cambridge Illuminations
19 Johannes Duft, Rudolf Schnyder, Die Elfenbein-Einbände der Stiftsbibliothek St Gallen, Beuron, 1984.
20 Marie-Madeleine Gauthier, ‘A Limoges Champlevé Book-cover in the Gambier-Parry Collection,’ The Burlington Magazine, 109 (1967), 150-57 (especially p. 52).
21 http://www.kb.nl/manuscripts/search/index.html
22 http://mandragore.bnf.fr/html/accueil.html
23 C.D.M. Cossar, The German Translation of Niccolò da Poggibonsi’s ‘Libro d’Oltramare’, Göppingen, 1985. I am grateful to Dr John Flood for discussion of this text. Ghislaine Heylen (Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven), gave a paper “London, British Library, MS Egerton 1900 (1465): The German Translation of the Libro d’Oltramare (1346-1350),” at the 11th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, 4 February 2006, at the Courtauld Institute, London.
24 Note the existence of a convenient facsimile edition: Viazo da Venesia al Sancto Iherusalem, ed. Armando and Franca Petrucci., Rome, 1972.



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