Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Volume 2. 1640–1850

$216.00 (R)

Part of The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Giles Mandelbrote, Keith Manley, Joseph M. Levine, Paul A. Nelles, R. Julian Roberts, Ian Green, W. M. Jacob, Michael Powell, Charles Benson, Sheila Hingley, Nigel Ramsay, Scott Mandelbrote, John Newman, P. S. Morrish, James Raven, David Stoker, Wesley McCann, Joanna Innes, Joan Williams, Graham Best, Peter Freshwater, Brian Burch, John Symonds, P. R. Harris, Marvin Spevack, Arnold Hunt, M. H. Port, Wallace Kirsop
View all contributors
  • Date Published: October 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521792745

$ 216.00 (R)
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback


Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • A History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland describes the development of libraries in Great Britain and Ireland over some 1500 years, and their role as a part of the social, intellectual and cultural history. In addition to obvious links with the history of books and literature, the volumes include consideration of education, technology, social philosophy, architecture and the arts, as they have affected libraries. The significant international dimension, which has affected British and Irish libraries from the Middle Ages to the present, receives due attention. Other themes considered in each volume include the housing, storage and maintenance of books and other material; the individuals responsible for their care and those who used them; developments in provision, organization and cataloguing; and the principles and attitudes - of librarians and users - which such developments reflect.

    Reviews & endorsements

    '… a substantial and well-produced volume …' Library and Information History

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521792745
    • length: 588 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Giles Mandelbrote and Keith Manley
    Part I. The Expansion of Book Collections 1640–1750:
    2. Ancients and moderns: cross-currents in early modern intellectual life Joseph M. Levine
    3. Libraries, books and learning, from Bacon to the Enlightenment Paul A. Nelles
    4. Opportunities for building collections and libraries R. Julian Roberts
    5. Libraries for school education and personal devotion Ian Green
    6. Libraries for the parish: individual donors and charitable societies W. M. Jacob
    7. Endowed libraries for towns Michael Powell
    8. Libraries in university towns Charles Benson
    9. Ecclesiastical libraries: libraries for the higher clergy Sheila Hingley
    10. Antiquaries' and heralds' libraries Nigel Ramsay
    11. Professional collections: libraries for scientists and doctors Scott Mandelbrote
    12. Personal owners of books Giles Mandelbrote
    13. Library buildings and fittings John Newman
    14. Baroque librarianship P. S. Morrish
    Part II. Library Developments at a Local Level:
    15. Libraries for sociability: the rise of the subscription library James Raven
    Two case studies of local library provision:
    16. Norwich David Stoker
    17. Belfast Wesley McCann
    Part III. Provincial and Metropolitan Libraries 1750–1850:
    18. Libraries in context: social, cultural and intellectual background Joanna Innes
    19. The book trade and libraries John Feather
    20. Ecclesiastical libraries Joan Williams
    21. Libraries in the parish Graham Best
    22. Books and universities Peter Freshwater
    23. Libraries and literacy in popular education Brian Burch
    24. Scientific and medical libraries: the rise of the institution John Symonds
    25. The first century of the British Museum library P. R. Harris
    26. The impact of the British Museum library Marvin Spevack
    27. Private libraries in the age of `bibliomania' Arnold Hunt
    28. Library architecture and interiors M. H. Port
    29. Library management in the pre-professional age P. S. Morrish
    30. Libraries for an imperial power Wallace Kirsop
    31. Engines of literature: libraries in an age of expansion and transition K. A. Manley
    Select bibliography.

  • Editors

    Giles Mandelbrote, British Library, London

    K. A. Manley, University of London

    Contributors

    Giles Mandelbrote, Keith Manley, Joseph M. Levine, Paul A. Nelles, R. Julian Roberts, Ian Green, W. M. Jacob, Michael Powell, Charles Benson, Sheila Hingley, Nigel Ramsay, Scott Mandelbrote, John Newman, P. S. Morrish, James Raven, David Stoker, Wesley McCann, Joanna Innes, Joan Williams, Graham Best, Peter Freshwater, Brian Burch, John Symonds, P. R. Harris, Marvin Spevack, Arnold Hunt, M. H. Port, Wallace Kirsop

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×