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By Giles Mandelbrote, K. A. Manley

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ISBN-13: 9780521792745

A heritage of Libraries in Britain and eire describes the advance of libraries in nice Britain and eire over a few 1500 years, and their function as part of the social, highbrow and cultural background. as well as seen hyperlinks with the background of books and literature, the volumes comprise attention of schooling, know-how, social philosophy, structure and the humanities, as they've got affected libraries. the numerous overseas size, which has affected British and Irish libraries from the center a long time to the current, gets due consciousness. different topics thought of in every one quantity contain the housing, garage and upkeep of books and different fabric; the members accountable for their care and those that used them; advancements in provision, association and cataloguing; and the rules and attitudes - of librarians and clients - which such advancements mirror. Cambridge Histories Online

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None the less, subsequent generations repeatedly looked to the library as a new Solomon’s House. 5 So too, one of the chief functions of the ‘Merchants of Light’ described in Bacon’s New 2 There is a sparse literature on the subject of library economy for the British Isles. See D. McKitterick, ‘Bibliography, bibliophily, and the organization of knowledge’, in D. Vaisey and D. McKitterick, The foundations of scholarship: libraries and collecting, 1 65 0–1 75 0 (Los Angeles, 1992), 29–61; W. H. Sherman, John Dee: the politics of reading and writing in the English Renaissance (Amherst, MA, 1995); I.

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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