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Henry Yates Thompson’s illuminated manuscripts

Introduction 100 illuminated manuscripts Dispersal The British Library's collection

Sources

Bennett, Josiah Q. ‘Portman Square to New Bond Street or, How to Make Money though Rich.’ The Book Collector 16 (1967), pp.323-339.

Blunt, Winifred. Cockerell (London, 1964).

De Hamel, Christopher. ‘Was Henry Yates Thompson a Gentleman?’ Property of a Gentleman: the formation, organisation and dispersal of the private library 1620-1920, ed. R. Myers and M. Harris (Winchester, 1991), pp.77-89.

De Ricci, Seymour. Les Manuscrits de la collection Henry Yates Thompson (Paris, 1926).

Herrmann, Frank. Sotheby’s: Portrait of an Auction House (London, 1980), pp.183-195.

Millar, E.G. ‘Henry Yates Thompson’, Dictionary of National Biography 1922-1930 (Oxford, 1937), pp.836-837.

Munby, A.N.L. Connoisseurs and Medieval Miniatures 1750-1850 (Oxford, 1972).

Pfaff, Richard W. Montague Rhodes James (London, 1980).

Robbins, Elizabeth. Portrait of a Lady or The English Spirit Old and New (privately printed, The Hogarth Press, 1941).

Thompson, Henry Yates. An Englishman in the American Civil War: The diaries of Henry Yates Thompson 1863, ed. C. Chancellor (London, 1971).

Wormald, Francis. ‘The Yates Thompson Manuscripts.’ British Museum Quarterly 16 (1951), pp.4-5.

Thompson’s catalogues and plate volumes

Descriptive catalogues

A Descriptive Catalogue of Fifty Manuscripts from the Collection of Henry Yates Thompson (Cambridge, 1898).

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Second Series of Fifty Manuscripts (Nos. 51 to 100) in the Collection of Henry Yates Thompson (Cambridge, 1902).

A Descriptive Catalogue of Twenty Illuminated Manuscripts, Nos. LXXV to XVIV (Replacing Twenty Discarded from the Original Hundred) in the Collection of Henry Yates Thompson (3rd series, Cambridge, 1907).

A Descriptive Catalogue of Fourteen Illuminated Manuscripts (Nos.XCV to CVII and 79A) Completing the Hundred in the Library of Henry Yates Thompson (Cambridge, 1912).

Plate volumes

Illustrations of one hundred manuscripts in the Library of H. Y. Thompson. Volume 1, containing forty-eight plates illustrating ten French MSS. from the XIth to the XVIth centuries (London, 1907).

Illustrations from one hundred manuscripts in the Library of H. Y. Thompson. [Second series.] Containing fifty plates illustrating ten Italian MSS. from the XIth to the XVIth centuries (London, 1908).

Illustrations from one hundred Manuscripts in the Library of Henry Yates Thompson. [Third series.] Consisting of sixty-nine plates illustrating ten MSS. of various countries from the IXth to the XVIth centuries (London, 1912).

Illustrations from One Hundred Manuscripts in the Library of H. Y. Thompson. [Fourth series.] Consisting of eighty-two plates illustrating sixteen MSS. of English origin from the XIIth to the XVth centuries (London, 1914).

Illustrations from one hundred Manuscripts in the library of H. Y. Thompson. [Fifth series.] Consisting of ninety plates illustrating sixteen MSS., each of which belonged to some individual of note in France or Italy in the XIVth or XVth century (London, 1915).

Illustrations from one hundred Manuscripts in the library of H. Y. Thompson. [Sixth series.] Consisting of ninety plates illustrating seventeen MSS. with dates ranging from the XIIIth to the XVIth century (London, 1916).

Illustrations from One Hundred Manuscripts in the Library of H. Y. Thompson. The seventh and last volume, with plates from the remaining twenty-two MSS (London, 1918).



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