Author: Lionel Munby, Steve Hobbs and Alan Crosby
ISBN: 1 86077 237 4
This is a fully revised and extended second edition of the very popular guide by Lionel Munby first published in 1988. It is intended to help the beginner read documents written in English between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries. The detailed introduction leads the reader through the standard procedures of reading and transcribing a document. This is followed by sixteen examples of documents covering the whole time period, chosen to reflect a wide variety of archive material and to illustrate a diversity of handwriting styles.