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Author Altick, Richard D. (Richard Daniel), 1915-2008
Title The scholar adventurers / Richard D. Altick
Imprint Columbus : Ohio State University Press, 1987
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  820.72 AL796 1987    AVAILABLE    30500100264848
Descript xi, 338 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1950. With new pref
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-331) and index
Preface to the Ohio State University Press Edition -- Introduction: The unsung scholar -- The secret of the ebony cabinet -- The case of the curious bibliographers -- The quest of the knight-prisoner -- Hunting for manuscripts -- Exit a lady, enter another -- A gallery of inventors -- The scholar and the scientist -- Secrets in cipher -- The destructive elements -- Shades of Mrs. Grundy -- Post-Mortems -- On the trail of Byron -- The search for Sambir -- Discoveries: 'The Book of Margery Kempe'; Medwall's 'Fulgems and Lucres; The poems of Thomas Traherne; The poems of Edward Taylor; The Conway letters; Browning's 'Essay on Chatterton'; The Bronte's childhood fantasies
Subject English literature -- Research
Learning and scholarship -- History
Great Britain -- Intellectual life
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