The Early Book Society was founded in 1987 to bring together all those who are interested in any aspect of the study of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books. Since 1987, EBS has sponsored special sessions at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, and smaller conferences of related interest. EBS also runs an international conference.
Journal of the Early Book Society
The Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History (Journal of the Early Book Society (JEBS)) publishes several substantial articles in each volume with emphasis on the period of transition from manuscript to print. This annual’s main focus is on English and Continental works produced from 1350 to 1550. Additionally,
Journal of the Early Book Society (JEBS) includes brief notes on manuscripts and early printed books, descriptive reviews of recent works in the field, and notes on libraries and collections. Edited by Martha W. Driver.
Editor: Martha Driver
Journal of the Early Book Society (JEBS) Volume 20
A fascinating journal on the history of the formation of the book itself, Journal of the Early Book Society highlights the transition from manuscript to print. Volume 20 focuses on aesthetics, libraries, gender, voice, lyrical texts, and form following function. Additionally there are more original articles, descriptive reviews, notes on libraries and collections, and guides to manuscripts and early printed books.
2016, Paper, 349 Pages
Journal of the Early Book Society (JEBS) Volume 19
The latest issue of JEBS includes an exceptional roster of contributors, including Susanna Fein, Rory G. Critten, Oliver Wort, Ralph Hanna, Alex da Costa, Valerie Shutte, Rebecca West, Marjorie Harrington, Niamh Pattwell, Eric Weiskott, Ruth Frost, and Kathleen L. Scott.
Reviewers for this issue are Laura Saetveit Miles, Michael Johnston, Pamela Robinson, Veronica O’Mara, Margaret Connolly, Susan Powell, Magnus Williamson, Daniel Hobbins, Shaun Tyas, Ralph Hanna, and John Thompson.
Contributors are scholars from around the world and range from graduate students to full professors and librarians who are making their mark in the field of MS and early print studies.
Copies of JEBS 19 are part of EBS membership and also may be ordered directly from the Pace University Press below.
2016, Paper, 349 Pages
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Works Reviewed in JEBS 19:
Previous JEBS Volumes
- JEBS Volume 19
- JEBS Volume 18
- JEBS Volume 17
- JEBS Volume 16
- JEBS Volume 15
- JEBS Volume 14
- JEBS Volume 13
- JEBS Volume 12
- JEBS Volume 11
- JEBS Volume 10
- JEBS Volume 09
- JEBS Volume 08
- JEBS Volume 07
- JEBS Volume 06
- JEBS Volume 05
- JEBS Volume 04
- JEBS Volume 03
- JEBS Volume 02
- JEBS Volume 01
Though we love all of our articles, we believe that the images from Maidie Hilmo’s article, “Did the Scribe Draw the Miniatures in British Library, MS Cotton Nero A.x (The Pearl-Gawain Manuscript)?” deserve to be appreciated in full color.
“…my study considers how some of the missed or misconstrued details subsequently obscured by paint are important in extending the iconographic and interpretive range of the miniatures and, reflexively, of the poems – all supporting the likelihood that the scribe was also the thoughtful draftsperson of the underdrawings.”