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ROXBURGHE CLUB. DE HAMEL (Christopher) Editor.. Syon Abbey. The Library of the Bridgettine Nuns and their Peregrinations after the Reformation.1991

London: Printed for the Roxburghe Club, 4to, viii, 158pp., one of 200 copies, of which 150 were printed for sale, Hobson's name printed in red in the roll of members, whole text is reproduced in Spanish and in translation, 13 facsimile plates, orig. blue quarter morocco, blue cloth sides, gilt lettering on spine. The main subject of the book is the manuscript in the library of the Duke of Norfolk in Arundel Castle which depicts the history of the English Bridgettine nuns of Syon. The manuscript was compiled in Lisbon in the early seventeenth century for a community of English nuns in exile. In addition to the examination and reproduction of this manuscript, the book contains a remarkable eighty-six page essay by Christopher De Hamel on The Library: The Medieval Manuscripts of Syon Abbey, and their Dispersal. From the library of Anthony R. A. Hobson, with his bookplate.

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