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The Library : The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society
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ISSN (Print) 0024-2160 - ISSN (Online) 1744-8581
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  • A Sea of Fiction: The Libraries of Trans-Pacific Steamships at the Turn of
           the Twentieth Century
    • Authors: Liebich S.
      Pages: 3 - 28
      Abstract: Reading has always been part of travel, whether by rail, road or ship. This article focusses on the interrelationship between libraries and sea travel, the dominant form of global transport for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While travel diaries and fictional accounts of sea travel are replete with references to shipboard reading, they reveal little about what texts passengers consumed or how they accessed reading material. Drawing on a number of extant catalogues and records of ships’ libraries on passenger steamers operating in the Pacific as well as on travellers’ accounts, this article considers the provisions and usage of ships’ libraries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The catalogues reveal that these libraries on the move provided predominantly topical, bestselling and entertaining fiction, catering to (perceived) demands for distraction and short-term reading pleasure.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.3
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Library of Petrus Gotfart de Corona, Rector of the University of
           Vienna in 1473
    • Authors: Papahagi A.
      Pages: 29 - 46
      Abstract: Petrus Gotfart from Braşov (Corona in Latin) is the only medieval layman from Transylvania whose books have come down to us. This scholar taught Aristotle at the university of Vienna between 1456‐76, and in 1473 served as rector of that institution; he died in 1476, leaving most of his books to his university. Four manuscripts and four incunabula are still in Vienna, but one incunabulum bearing the ownership note of the Ducal College ended up in Oxford. Another incunabulum travelled to Transylvania with its binder, who had worked for Petrus Gotfart. Furthermore, in 1460 Petrus had copied Basil the Great’s Ad adolescentes, now part of a miscellaneous manuscript in Melk. These books disclose the interests of a Central European scholar, and give insight into the peregrinatio academica, the circulation of books, and the growth and dissolution of private libraries in the late Middle Ages.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.29
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Cancelled Text from John Foxe's 1572–73 edition of The Whole Workes
           of William Tyndall, John Frith, and Doctor Barnes*
    • Authors: Rankin M.
      Pages: 47 - 63
      Abstract: John Foxe’s edition of The Whole Workes of William Tyndall, John Frith, and Doctor Barnes (1572‐73) represents the first printed version of the English reformer William Tyndale’s theological and historical works. Its importance in aligning Tyndale with the priorities of the Elizabethan church has been acknowledged. Nearly all surviving copies of the book preserve a cancellans, or substitute leaf, at CC3r in the Tyndale section, but three copies preserve the leaf in its initial state. Foxe extracted a portion of text on the original leaf from one of the prefaces of Tyndale’s 1534 English New Testament. This material also appears at the front of the volume in all copies examined, where Foxe re-edited it. Comparison between the initial leaf and its substitute at CC3r sheds new light on the evolution of the book in John Day’s printing house and upon Foxe’s priorities as a textual editor.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.47
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Writing Tables of James Roberts
    • Authors: Jowett J.
      Pages: 64 - 88
      Abstract: This paper examines the pivotal role of James Roberts in the manufacture of writing tables in the years between 1579 and 1602. These were small books that easily slipped into the pocket, amphibious in form as they combined erasable blank leaves for note-taking with print matter of a kind that fell under the generic heading of almanacs. The writing tables were originally issued by the manufacturer of the reusable leaves Frank Adams, but then were wrested from his control by Roberts and his partner Richard Watkins. When Roberts’s patent on the printing of all almanacs and prognostications came to an end, control reverted to the paper-maker’s successor, Robert Triplet. A key characteristic of this episode lies in the peculiar role of the printer with respect to patent-protected books. The key point from the more immediate perspective of Roberts lies in his rise to and fall from overall control of the manufacture and publication of writing tables.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.64
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • A New Manuscript of More's English Works
    • Authors: Edwards A; Fraas M.
      Pages: 89 - 93
      Abstract: This note describes the various recent sales of separate leaves from a manuscript containing several of Thomas More’s English works: The Answer to the Poisoned Book; The Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer; and A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. It comments on the odd circumstances of the dispersal of these leaves.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.89
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library at Holkham Hall. Volume I:
           Manuscripts from Italy to 1500. Part I: Shelfmarks 1–399. By Suzanne
           Reynolds
    • Authors: Ceccherini I.
      Pages: 94 - 96
      Abstract: A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library at Holkham Hall. Volume I: Manuscripts from Italy to 1500. Part I: Shelfmarks 1–399. By ReynoldsSuzanne. Turnhout: Brepols. 2015. 389 pp. €170. isbn978 2 503 52900 4.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.94
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Fox and the Bees: The Early Library of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
           By R. M. Thomson
    • Authors: Leedham-Green E.
      Pages: 96 - 97
      Abstract: The Fox and the Bees: The Early Library of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. By ThomsonR. M.. (The Lowe Lectures 2017.) Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, published for Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 2018. viii + 95 pp. £60. isbn978 1 8438 4485 3.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.96
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Bat Books: A Catalogue of Folded Manuscripts Containing Almanacs or Other
           Texts. By J. P. Gumbert
    • Authors: Rudy K.
      Pages: 97 - 99
      Abstract: Bat Books: A Catalogue of Folded Manuscripts Containing Almanacs or Other Texts. By GumbertJ. P.. (Bibliologia: Elementa ad Librorum Studia Pertinentia, 41.) Turnhout: Brepols. 2016. 240 pp. €80. isbn978 2 503 56809 6.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.97
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments: The Destruction and Reconstruction of
           Medieval Books. Ed. by Åslaug Ommundsen and Tuomasä Heikkil
    • Authors: Dunnahoe S.
      Pages: 99 - 104
      Abstract: Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Medieval Books. Ed. by OmmundsenÅslaug and HeikkilTuomasä. London: Routledge. 2017. xviii + 279 pp. £105. isbn978 1 4724 7858 0 (hardback); 978 1 315 59853 6 (e-book).
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.99
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Networked Nation: Mapping German Cities in Sebastian Munster's
           ‘Cosmographia’ By Jasper van Putten
    • Authors: Bendall S.
      Pages: 105 - 105
      Abstract: Networked Nation: Mapping German Cities in Sebastian Munster's ‘Cosmographia’. By van PuttenJasper. (Maps, Spaces, Cultures, 1.) Leiden: Brill. 2018. xxiv + 353 pp. €149. isbn978 90 04 33599 8.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.105
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Quinto Orazio Flacco: Annali delle edizioni a stampa, secoli
           XV–XVIII. By Antonio Iurilli
    • Authors: Kachuck A.
      Pages: 105 - 107
      Abstract: Quinto Orazio Flacco: Annali delle edizioni a stampa, secoli XV–XVIII. By IurilliAntonio. 2 vols: I: Introduzione e annali; II: Indici. Geneva: Droz. 2017. 1538 pp. €131.75. isbn978 2 600 04730 2.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.105.001
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Edmund Geste and his Books: Reconstructing the Library of a Cambridge Don
           and Elizabethan Bishop. By David G. Selwyn
    • Authors: Roberts D.
      Pages: 107 - 109
      Abstract: Edmund Geste and his Books: Reconstructing the Library of a Cambridge Don and Elizabethan Bishop. By SelwynDavid G.. London: The Bibliographical Society. 2017. xxix + 493 pp. + 110 colour illustrations [ + 333 pages online]. £50. isbn978 0 948170 24 9.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.107
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Invention of Rare Books: Private Interest and Public Memory,
           1600–1840. By David McKitterick
    • Authors: Barker N.
      Pages: 109 - 111
      Abstract: The Invention of Rare Books: Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600–1840. By McKitterickDavid. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2018. xii + 452pp. £45. isbn978 1 108 42832 3.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.109
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Viaggi tra i libri. Le biblioteche italiane nella letteratura del Grand
           Tour By Fiammetta Sabba
    • Authors: Richardson B.
      Pages: 111 - 113
      Abstract: Viaggi tra i libri. Le biblioteche italiane nella letteratura del Grand Tour. By SabbaFiammetta. (Quaderni di Bibliologia, 4.) Pisa and Rome: Fabrizio Serra. 2018. 361 pp. €74. isbn978 88 3315 111 3.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.111
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • American Literature and the New Puritan Studies. Ed. by Bryce Traister
    • Authors: Ohge C.
      Pages: 113 - 117
      Abstract: American Literature and the New Puritan Studies. Ed. by TraisterBryce. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2017. xii + 242 pp. £75. isbn978 1 107 101 88 3.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.113
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Recent Books
    • Authors: Sawyer D; Flood J, Harris N.
      Pages: 118 - 128
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.118
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Recent Periodicals
    • Authors: Laurie R; Flood J.
      Pages: 129 - 139
      Abstract: Acta Classica, 60 (2017)
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.129
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Books Received
    • Pages: 140 - 140
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.140
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Notes on Contributors
    • Pages: 141 - 144
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.141
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Bibliographical Society
    • Pages: 145 - 150
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/library/20.1.145
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2019)
       
 
 
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