Stock Image

The Egerton Genesis

Joslin, Mary Coker;Watson, Carolyn Coker Joslin

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0802047580 / ISBN 13: 9780802047588
Published by Univ of Toronto Pr, Downsview, Ontario, Canada, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: US$ 60.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

Offered By

Reader's Corner, Inc.
Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.

5-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since January 11, 2000

About this Item

This is a fine hardcover first edition copy in a fine, mylar protected DJ. pale gray spine. Inscribed by Mary Coker Joslin on the front flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # 048160

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Egerton Genesis

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

M.R. James was prompted to characterize the Egerton Genesis as 'the most puzzling, and also, in view of the wonderful qualities of its drawing and colouring, one of the most fascinating' of all manuscripts he had ever seen. Questions of date, iconographical and stylistic character, artist's training, provenance, purpose, and patronage, largely unanswered since James' time, surround this manuscript.

The Egerton Genesis is a pictorial narrative of the biblical Genesis, supplemented by legendary material. It was commissioned in the fourteenth century for the entertainment of a middle-class patron and his friends. From the choice and treatment of texts we learn that this was a patron who relished the drama, who did not require a pretence of scholarship or piety, a patron with a keen eye for human and societal defects and with an earthy sense of humour. A theological dimension is largely lacking from the manuscript, though figural references to the Deity in the visual narrative are always reverential. The book does not glorify kingly figures but rather spoofs the stupidity, lust or veniality of the powerful. The artist points out social conditions of his time, sympathizing with the beggar, with the tithe payer and with the problems of powerless women and ordinary shepherds.

This study provides valuable new insights into a fascinating text.

About the Author:

Mary Coker Joslin is author of The Heard Word: Analized History, The Gensis Section of the Histoire Ancienne in a Text from Saint-Jean D'Acre (1986).
Carolyn J. Watson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Furman University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

The Reader's Corner is such fun,it's too bad you have to buy our books on line. We have eight foot tall outside bookshelves across the entire front of the store. There is a money slot in the door for night sales, which go to support National Public Radio. Inside, which can be too crowded at times, are surprisingly good books, only 1% are ever listed on-line. We also sell records, music cd's, comic books, mags, computer software and games. Best of all is the found art decorating every spare spot. The motto on the front door: NO SHOOTING, NO SMOKING, NO MOONING THE MANAGEMENT.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Paypal or check. Shipping by USPS Priority Mail $6.50 first volume/$4 each add. vol.This is for octavo sized books only, oversize books will be more. USPS bookrate $3.50 first vol/$1.75 each add. vol. (I cover all Dust Jackets with Brodart Mylar protectors).(For EU: Reader's Corner, 3201 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh N.C., 27607, readcorner@aol.com)


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check PayPal