By Giles Mandelbrote, K. A. Manley
A background of Libraries in Britain and eire describes the improvement of libraries in nice Britain and eire over a few 1500 years, and their position as part of the social, highbrow and cultural background. as well as seen hyperlinks with the historical past of books and literature, the volumes contain attention of schooling, know-how, social philosophy, structure and the humanities, as they've got affected libraries. the numerous overseas measurement, which has affected British and Irish libraries from the center a while to the current, gets due recognition. different subject matters thought of in each one quantity comprise the housing, garage and upkeep of books and different fabric; the members answerable for their care and people who used them; advancements in provision, association and cataloguing; and the foundations and attitudes - of librarians and clients - which such advancements replicate.
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31 The story begins with Erasmus’ edition of the Greek New Testament (Basle, 1516) and culminates with Brian Walton’s Biblia sacra polyglotta (London, 1657) and John Mill’s edition of the Greek (London, 1707); see H. Todd, Memoirs of the life and writings of Brian Walton, 2 vols. (London, 1821); A. Fox, John Mill and Richard Bentley: a study of the textual criticism of the New Testament 1 675 –1 729 (Oxford, 1954). 17 The expansion of book collections 1640–1750 scepticism should also begin to recur and that deists and socinians should turn up later in the century to help provoke that remarkable apologetical literature which for a time seems to have dwarfed almost every other form of publication.
Enright, ‘Richard Rawlinson and the Chandlers’, in G. R. Tashjian, D. R. Tashjian and B. J. Enright, Richard Rawlinson: a tercentenary memorial (Kalamazoo, 1990), 121–32. 38 Building collections and libraries but in recording many slight English news pamphlets. 9 Only Humphrey Dyson seems to have had a similar, and keener, appetite for the ephemeral10 – an appetite which Selden and Holdsworth do not seem to have shared. Yet the systematic accumulation of relatively ephemeral material in English, and its careful preservation, represent a radical change in English collecting and librarianship.
24 Evelyn had experienced the great libraries of Paris and Rome at first hand during his Grand Tour in the 1640s and those of Paris again during an extended stay in Paris from 1648 to 1652. The cultivation of learning and the cultured accumulation of books and other objects of study formed part of a distinct seventeenth-century ethos of nobility. More than any other figure of the second half of the seventeenth century, Evelyn most fully embodied the figure of 19 In general, see Webster, Great instauration, passim; P.
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