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Cambridge University Library: A History

Cambridge University Library: A History
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  • Date Published: November 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521174725

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  • Of all the departments in the University of Cambridge, the University Library is by far the oldest. The first volume in this set traces its evolution from its hesitant beginnings to its designation as a place of copyright deposit in the legislation of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The second volume 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 the scholarly world was well established. The text examines how the Library responded to educational reforms, charts the growth of collections and shows how the needs of undergraduates were answered in an international research library. Both volumes were originally published in 1986.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521174725
    • length: 1354 pages
    • dimensions: 354 x 485 x 185 mm
    • weight: 3.32kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: List of illustrations
    Preface
    Abbreviations
    1. The beginnings
    2. From Rotherham to Tunstal
    3. The library during the English Reformation
    4. The Restoration of the library in 1574
    5. Perne's work continued:
    1577–98
    6. Futilities and frustrations, 1600–28
    7. Abraham Whelock
    8. Abraham Whelock continued
    9. Orientalia
    10. The Lambeth Library at Cambridge
    11. Some memorials of benefactors, 1653–9
    12. The work undone, 1659–64
    13. The library of Richard Holdsworth
    14. Henry Lucas and Tobias Rustat
    15. Peachey succeeds Dobson: Hacket's request
    16. Miscellaneous accessions, 1664–84
    17. From Robert Peachey to John Laughton
    18. Into the eighteenth century
    Appendix
    Index of manuscripts
    General index. Volume 2: 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.

  • Authors

    J. C. T Oates

    David McKitterick

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