7.0554 Queries: Private Libraries in Ren England (1/50)

Mon, 7 Mar 1994 23:28:56 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0554. Monday, 7 Mar 1994.

Date: Sun, 6 Mar 1994 10:20:49 -0500 (EST)
From: fehrenbach robert j <rjfehr@aardvark.cc.wm.edu>
Subject: PLRE PuzzleBatch 1

lists of books owned by English men and women living between 1500
and 1650. These book-lists derive from a variety of manuscript
sources, most notably inventories compiled upon the owners' deaths.

Now and again, manuscript entries--often in erratic spelling
fashioned in nearly illegible hands--resist identification.
Seeking help with such stubborn items, PLRE periodically throws
wide the investigative net and asks subscribers to various
electronic lists to join in the bibliographical sleuthing: what
book did a compiler hold in his hand before scribbling down what
now, over four centuries later, has become a mystery? Sometimes
nothing more than a fresh look at a long-puzzling entry will do the
trick; therefore, the possibilities that PLRE editors have already
come up with are not provided.

Suggestions for identifications should be sent to me, the General
Editor of PLRE, or to the entire list if you think the puzzle-
solving will have a wider interest. If possible, please cite a
bibliographical source in which the author/work can be found.
Since accepted identifications will be acknowledged in both the
PLRE database and its published volumes, be sure to identify
yourself when sending in a suggestion.

NEH supports the PLRE project but, alas, does not provide prize
money for `correct' solutions.

The entries currently puzzling PLRE editors are presented as
transcribed and are accompanied by the date of the manuscript (NOT
the book) in which they were found.


1571 gunzagar super kyromansiam
1571 Borcerus in metora
1576 2a pars postille siriensis
1576 hollond de ordine heremetarum
1576 tirosinus de sacro altare

R.J. Fehrenbach . Department of English . College of William and Mary
Williamsburg VA 23187-8795
rjfehr@aardvark.cc.wm.edu OR rjfehr@mail.wm.edu
804 221-3920