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A History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland, Volume 2 by Giles Mandelbrote, K. A. Manley

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 function as part of the social, highbrow and cultural background. as well as visible hyperlinks with the background of books and literature, the volumes contain attention of schooling, expertise, social philosophy, structure and the humanities, as they've got affected libraries. the numerous foreign 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 contain the housing, garage and upkeep of books and different fabric; the contributors accountable 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. Cambridge Histories Online

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11 Roberts, ‘Latin trade’. 12 A disputed figure, given by G. K. Fortescue, Catalogue of the pamphlets . . collected by George Thomason (1 640–1 661 ), 2 vols. (London, 1908). 13 L. , 14 (1959) 11–27. Spencer prints in full Thomason’s description of his collection. 14 The notion of comprehensiveness in Thomason’s collection has been challenged by J.

E. Houghton, ‘The English virtuoso in the seventeenth century’, Journal of the History of Ideas 3 (1942), 51–73, 190–219. 35 W. Rand, introduction to Gassendi’s Mirrour of true nobility and gentility (London, 1657), a3v–a4. G. Cahen-Salvador, Un grand humaniste: Peiresc 1 5 80–1 637 (Paris, 1951). 36 At the same time he studied art and antiquities, like Peiresc, both in his travels abroad and later at home. Nor was he by any means indifferent to the worldly need for ancient rhetoric, for the need for ‘a more ornate and graceful manner of speaking’.

Holmes, London diaries of William Nicolson (Oxford, 1985), 11–17; Levine, Battle of the books, 288–90. 42 Evelyn to Pepys, 2 September 1694, in Howarth, Letters, 248–50. 43 Pepys to Evelyn, 10 August 1694, in Howarth, Letters, 246–8. 20 Ancients and moderns For the moment, however, Temple and his party were not convinced. They had little to say about natural science, in which they were frankly not interested, and preferred to make fun of it. Their preferred weapon was satire, and, like the brilliant rhetoricians that they were, they tried ably to distract their readers from the substantive issues.

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