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    David Forrest, the Scottish Reformer and a Reattributed Provenance of a Calvin Commentary in the John Rylands Library.Martin A. Forrest - 2020 - Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 96 (1):25-43.
    This article reveals that the original owner of a rst edition copy of John Calvin's Commentarii in Isaiam Prophetam in the collection of the John Rylands Library was not the unknown David Forrest of Carluke, Lanarkshire as asserted and recorded by Alexander Gordon, Principal of the Unitarian Home Missionary College, Manchester, from whom the library acquired the book, but was the recognised Scottish Reformer and compatriot of John Knox, David Forrest of Haddington. An investigation into Forrest's background, gleaned mainly from (...)
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    The Writings of Sir Lewis Namier: An Annotated Bibliography.David Hayton - 2020 - Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 96 (1):99-141.
    Sir Lewis Namier was not only a major twentieth-century historian, a pioneer of 'scientific history' who gave his name to a particular form of historywriting, but an important public intellectual. He played a significant role in public affairs, as an influential adviser to the British Foreign Offce during the First World War and later as an active Zionist. This article offers a new perspective on his life and work by providing, for the first time, as comprehensive a bibliography as is (...)
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    Cutting and Pasting the Popular Press: The Scrapbooks of Dorothy Richardson.Zoë Kinsley - 2020 - Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 96 (1):77-98.
    This article offers a survey of the recently discovered scrapbooks collated over a number of decades by the Yorkshirewoman Dorothy Richardson. The large set of thirty-five volumes presents an important collection of press cuttings relating to the history and consequences of the French Revolution, and also contains 'historical and miscellaneous' material of a more eclectic nature. I argue that the texts significantly improve our understanding of Dorothy Richardson's position as a reader, writer and researcher working in the North of England (...)
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    Four Nineteenth-Century Book of the Dead Forgeries on Mummy Linen in the John Rylands Library, Or: The Description de l'Égypteas a Faker's Master Copy.Holger Kockelmann - 2020 - Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 96 (1):1-24.
    This article presents four pieces of textile decorated with Egyptian Book of the Dead texts and vignettes which are in the possession of the John Rylands Library, Manchester. As demonstrated, these manuscripts are forgeries made with the help of templates from the Description de l'Égypte. The article presents the evidence for this conclusion and traces the path of the hieroglyphic and hieratic texts on textiles into the library.
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    Caraglio and Rosso Fiorentino Between Pen and Press: A New Proof State of the Battle of the Romans and the Sabines.Lisa Pon - 2020 - Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 96 (1):44-59.
    The John Rylands Library's recently rediscovered Spencer Album 8050 contains a proof state of the Battle of the Romans and the Sabines, an engraving pivotal in the short-lived but ambitious collaboration between Jacopo Caraglio and Rosso Fiorentino in Rome. This proof impression was first printed in black ink, and then densely covered with hand-drawn ink. A comparison between the new proof state and previously identified states of the engraving using a novel technical approach involving long-wave infrared light to isolate the (...)
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    A Forgotten Letter to Mrs Thrale: Revisiting a Chapter of Baretti's Career.Francesca Savoia - 2020 - Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 96 (1):60-76.
    This article annotates and publishes a previously overlooked letter in the Thrale Piozzi collection of the John Rylands Library. The letter dates from the summer of 1774, and was addressed to Mrs Hester Thrale by Giuseppe Baretti, a member of Samuel Johnson's circle, who had been teaching Italian to the Thrale eldest daughter for almost a year. The discovery of this forgotten document has offered an opportunity to reconsider the relationship that this Italian intellectual entertained with the Thrale family. The (...)
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