Manchester: Longmans, Green and Co., 1921. First Edition. Maroon cloth with gilt titling on spine. 12.25" x 10", Vol I, xxvii, 2-328, spots of fade on rear cover. Includes a bibliographic descripton of 183 manuscripts in the collection from the 6th to 16th century. Vol II, viii and 187 plates, several rubs on spine. The sumptuous plates in this volume graphic portray the beauty of same. The text block of both volumes is tight, clean and very well bound. Fine / not issued. Item #1579
"The actual nucleus of the collection of manuscripts described in this volume consists of those acquired from Earl Spencer with the Althorp Library, purchased by Mrs. Rylands in 1892." (p xi).