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Neil Ripley Ker

(1908—1982) palaeographer


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Ker was lecturer and (from 1946) reader in palaeography at Oxford. He wrote widely on medieval English MSS and prepared several important catalogues: Medieval Libraries of Great Britain (1941; 2e, 1964), Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (1957), and Medieval Manuscripts of Great Britain (5 vols, 1969–2002), a catalogue of medieval MSS not previously described. Ker also published important work relating to books, especially to pastedowns, at Oxford.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Bibliography.


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