Bibliotheca Pepysiana: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Library of Samuel Pepys (Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libr

Bibliotheca Pepysiana: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Library of Samuel Pepys (Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libr

By: William John Carlton (author)Paperback

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Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) was a student of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and bequeathed his personal library of 3000 volumes to the College on condition that the contents remained intact and unaltered; they remain there, in his original bookcases, to this day. In the early twentieth century, a project to produce a complete catalogue was begun, and four volumes were published between 1914 and 1940. They respectively describe the 'sea' manuscripts, relating to maritime and naval matters, the early printed books, the medieval manuscripts, and the books on shorthand, providing notes about authors, bibliographic history, and other contextual information. Originally published as a limited edition of 500 copies each, these valuable reference works are now made available again.

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Contents

Introduction; Volume I. 'Sea' Manuscripts; Index; Volume II. Early Printed Books to 1558; Index of Printers; Volume III. Medieval Manuscripts; Index; Volume IV. Catalogue of the Shorthand Books in the Library of Samuel Pepys; Index to Authors.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781108003124
  • Format: Paperback, Other Formats
  • Number Of Pages: 521
  • ID: 9781108003124
  • weight: 1180
  • ISBN10: 1108003125

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