Publications - The Vernon Manuscript project



The Vernon Manuscript


The Vernon Manuscript is one of the greatest treasures of early English literature and the arts of the book. For the first time, the entire manuscript is available here in an innovative, highly accessible format. The DVD-Rom contains a full facsimile with images of each page of the manuscript, visible at high magnification, and a complete 'live' transcription of the text with hyperlinks allows for powerful global searches across the entire text. More...




The Making of the Vernon Manuscript


This volume addresses important questions in late-medieval book production and the history of the medieval book through original and substantial studies of one of the most remarkable surviving examples. The Vernon Manuscript, carefully copied and lavishly decorated around 1390-1400 for pious users, is famous as the largest and arguably the most important Middle English anthology. Its sheer size and conservation concerns mean that up to now it has been little studied as a book. More...