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find what you're looking for
New items are
added to pages
on this site approximately once a month, after the new stock lists have
been sent out to mailing list
There are two
search facilities - they both work differently, so if one isn't helpful
try the other.
Google you already know and love: bear in mind that its results page
will take you away from this site, so if you want to carry on searching
medievalbookshop you'll need to make sure you click the
"medievalbookshop" button under the search field on the results page.
The Fluid Dynamics search only indexes this site, but it's a bit more
rough and ready: use quote marks for exact matches - for example,
in geoffrey chaucer will look for every occurrence of the words
OR chaucer; typing "geoffrey chaucer" will look for
those two words together. Searching on two or three words is usually
better: for example, typing
in just chaucer will probably return most of the pages in the
attic, so add one or two words to narrow down what kind of thing you're
Each result will include a line of text to give you some idea if it's
you want - these samples are lower case and lack any
characters (e.g., punctuation or currency symbols) or accents, which
take too much getting used to and allows a more thorough search of the
database. Clicking on any of the results will take you to the relevant
page, but not to the exact spot, so if the page is a long one you may
to use your browser's find command once you get there. You should also
note that if a page contains more than one occurrence of "geoffrey
your search results will only list the first one. Don't know any
round this: sorry.
index is currently
updated with new stock about once a month. Approximately.
on this site
are mainly stored in the attic. This
much like most bibliographies, with the books divided into primary
(medieval texts) and secondary sources (texts about medieval texts),
then listed alphabetically by author.
books are listed alphabetically by author or artist if one is known,
the method isn't consistent (for example, anything in stock by Dante
is under D, Matthew Paris or Peter of Blois under P,
of Salisbury under S, and so on). You may need to try several
variations, as many medieval authors go under variant names and
they are usually listed under the letter and name that I think most
might use to look for them. Try a few and you should soon get the idea.
Anonymous works and anthologies are listed on separate pages, and
another page for facsimiles and art works (but artists are listed
along with other authors if their names are known).
are listed alphabetically by author or editor. Works without a named
are listed on a separate page: there are two further "anonymous" pages,
for exibition guides, and for auction catalogues. There is also a
page for reference works, and another page leading to journals and
serials or partworks. You may need to try several different variations
- and where there are multiple authors or editors, you might need to
them all - they are catalogued on this site under the first name listed
on the title page of the book, though this isn't always the way they
cited in bibliographies and elsewhere. Some books are now listed
separately under each of the authors'/editors' names, but this isn't
pages now have a set of scroll bars for navigating - one for primary
sources, one for
sources, one for reference books, one for medievalism, and one for the
other stuff. The
either they won't work or you simply won't see them (if you can't see
before the next paragraph, you need to go to your browser's preferences
is hard-coded at the bottom of every attic page, and if you get lost
can also use the attic's main page
Use these scrollbars to navigate the attic...
A subject index
has now been added to the site, and is updated when new pages are added
to the site. You can find it near the top of the green navigation bar
on every page in the site.
There are some
books pages you can explore. If you go to the used
books main page, you can link to the current general
list: this is a list containing mixed new
stock which is sent out regularly to subscribers.
There are also links that allow you to browse by series, by publisher, and by language. Please note that these facilities are very much under construction and don't list everything on the site.
this site is the incomplete sets
page - an
place to seek out odd volumes when you already have part of a set.
there is a page
bargains. This contains
and overstocks, and such stuff, and is a great way to pick up
books for well under publishers' prices.
Enquiries and wants lists
If you can't
find what you
want on this site, or don't have time to look, you're welcome to email
an enquiry, using the link at the top of this page. Don't forget, there's new
stock arriving all the time and there are always other
books in stock that haven't been catalogued yet - if I don't have what
you want, I'll be happy to keep a wants
plenty of book
dealers who specialise in medieval and related material. If you can't
what you want on this site, there are contact details for some of them
listed on the other
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