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A History
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Volume 2. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521142533

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  • This second volume, a companion to the first by J. C. T. Oates, takes the history of the Library from the time of the Copyright Act of Queen Anne and the gift by King George I of the celebrated book collection of John Moore, Bishop of Ely, to the end of the nineteenth century when the Library's place within the University and in the scholarly world as a whole was well established. David McKitterick examines how the Library responded to educational reforms, charts the way in which the collections grew in relation to the changing preoccupations of Librarians and dons and shows how the needs of undergraduates were answered in an international research library. The book sheds light on the background to the erection of three of Cambridge's most notable buildings: the Senate House, the East Front of the Old School, and C. R. Cockerell's uncompleted new library. Throughout, it is based not only on the author's intimate knowledge of the collections, but also on a thorough - and often pioneering - study of the surviving archives both in Cambridge and elsewhere.

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    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521142533
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface and acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    1. Introduction: national expectations
    2. The Copyright Act of 1710
    3. John Moore and his circle
    4. The making of the Royal Library
    5. The challenge of the Royal Library
    6. Benefactors, curiosities and strangers
    7. New buildings and old problems
    8. Richard Farmer
    9. Thomas Kerrich
    10. The national stage: the Copyright Act of 1814
    11. The end of the old regime
    12. 'Doctrinae et scientiae incrementa'
    13. Joseph Power and the distribution of responsibility
    14. The copyright agency
    15. New directions
    16. Turbulent years: J. E. B. Mayor
    17. Bradshaw in command
    18. Other men's flowers
    19. Bradshaw at bay
    Appendix: list of librarians, 1686–1886
    Index of manuscripts
    General index.

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    David McKitterick

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