By Montague Rhodes James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2009
Online Publication Date:April 2011
Original Publication Year:1895
Subjects: Anglo Saxon and Medieval Literature , British History 1066-1450
M. R. James (1862–1936) is probably best remembered as a writer of chilling ghost stories, but he was an outstanding scholar of medieval literature and palaeography, who served both as Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and many of his stories reflect his academic background. His detailed descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by colleges, cathedrals and museums are still of value to scholars today. This volume contains James's catalogue of the manuscript holdings of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and will be welcomed by librarians and researchers alike.