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Apps) is the only universal Memory Jar app designed to work on both iPhone/iPod and iPad devices.
This may be because "The Real World Is More Complicated Than We Would Like," to borrow the title of an article by Michigan State University's Mark Reckase, which also appears in the spring 2004 issue of JEBS
. Reckase points out, among other things, that the various models of VAA use a simple difference score from year to year and that this presumes similar test content from year to year.
readers, the argument for Leicester provenance based not only on LALME but also on the manuscript's connections with Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ashmole 61, which is linked to Leicester by several of the texts it contains (and Johnston's having shown elsewhere that these two manuscripts share a paper stock; JEBS
15, 85-100), may be of greatest interest.
Readers of JEBS
will be particularly interested in the parts of the book that deal with the transmission and circulation of Skelton's works.
Thanks are due to Christopher Clarkson, Ralph Hanna, Aaron Pratt, and Barbara Shailor for consultation on paleographical and codicological matters and to JEBS
editors Linne Mooney and Daniel Wakelin for helpful suggestions.
This dedicated study of the early printed book is very much overdue and will be welcomed by readers of JEBS
. Since the material culture of medieval literary texts became a central focus of scholarly endeavor, the detailed investigation of manuscripts has flourished rather more than that of printed books, despite the stated interest of the Early Book Society and JEBS
in the study of both.
(10.) On the other hand, an anonymous reviewer for JEBS
notes that Plimpton's leaves are smaller than typical for commonplace books and suggests that the manuscript is simply "some parchment leaves (or parts of parchment leaves) originally ruled for some other purpose, but then serially used by two scribes who wanted to register useful material on some available writing surface." My thanks to the reviewer for this suggestion.
Thanks especially to Simon Horobin, Arthur Bahr, Alexandra da Costa, and the anonymous JEBS
readers who kindly read this article in draft.
Interest in the texts read in London in the Middle Ages arguably started with Ralph Hannas important and characteristically idiosyncratic London Literature 1300-1380 (reviewed in JEBS
9, 2006), and Boffey takes this interest into a later and more prolific period when not only were more people reading and when more evidence survives of what they were reading, but also when manuscript was giving way (although by no means entirely, as Boffey shows) to the cheaper and more accessible printed book.
The remaining four essays, however, are of such interest to codicologists (and either so late or so general) that the volume deserves a JEBS
The section titles, and indeed the title of the book itself, indicate that this collection is likely to be filled with interest for readers of JEBS
, a suspicion confirmed by a peek at the very extensive "Index Manuscriptorum."
Chapter Three is likely to be of the most interest to JEBS
's readership, since here Alison Wiggins takes up the manuscript history of romance.