The Pleasures and Practicalities of an Itinerary

EL 26 A 13, f. 115v, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California

by Martha Rust

“The Weye unto Rome and so to Venice and to Jerusalem”: these are the words that run across the head of a list of sixty-five place names preserved in a collection of prose and poetry once owned by late medieval London scribe and bibliophile John Shirley (San Marino, Huntington Library MS EL 26.A.13115v, f. 115v). Continue reading “The Pleasures and Practicalities of an Itinerary”

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