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  • Sancroft Versus Sheldon: A Case of Books
    • Authors: Palmer R.
      Pages: 271 - 291
      Abstract: AbstractThe death in 1677 of Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury, was followed by a dispute concerning the fate of his books. Sheldon had bequeathed a generous portion, listed in a schedule to be annexed to his will, to Lambeth Palace Library. However his executors alleged that the schedule could not be found. The entire collection was thereupon removed from Lambeth and its dispersal by sale was set in motion. The collection was saved, in large part, by the elevation to the see of Canterbury of one of the most bibliophile Archbishops in its history, William Sancroft. Beginning in 1679 Sancroft pursued the Sheldon legacy through two courts before finally reaching a settlement favourable to Lambeth Palace Library in 1683.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.271
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Evidence for the History of the Auchinleck Manuscript
    • Authors: Connolly M; Edwards AG.
      Pages: 292 - 304
      Abstract: AbstractThis article considers some neglected aspects of the early history of the Auchinleck Manuscript (Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, MS Adv. 19. 2.1). It considers the evidence of the leaves that have been removed from the manuscript and which survive elsewhere and suggests that there were different phases to such extractions, some of which occurred while the manuscript was in the possession of a Scottish binder. The article also suggests that it is unlikely that the manuscript was bound at any early stage in its history.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.292
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Attributing and Dating the Manuscript Miscellany of Elizabeth Newell: Sir
           Matthew Hale and Beinecke Library Osborn MS b49
    • Authors: Wadoski A.
      Pages: 305 - 315
      Abstract: AbstractA late seventeenth-century commonplace book signed by Elizabeth Newell and held in the Osborne collection at Yale University’s Beinecke Library offers the promise of a collection of unpublished poetry written by an otherwise anonymous early-modern woman. However, all of the material in Newell’s commonplace book is directly attributable to other writers and furthermore that a full accounting of these sources allows us to adjust date of the book’s compilation from c. 1668 to, at the earliest, 1681. The poems derive from four sources: Sir Matthew Hale’s Contemplations Moral and Divine (1676), Gilbert Burnet’s biography, The Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale (1681), Francis Quarles’ Emblemes (1635) and Samuel Clarke’s Mirror . . . both for saints and sinners (1657). Furthermore, the presence of a poem that is first recorded in Burnet’s biography of Hale establishes 1681 as the earliest likely date for the manuscript.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.305
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Caxton's Chronicles of England and its Printer's Copy
    • Authors: Hellinga L.
      Pages: 316 - 324
      Abstract: AbstractThe H. E. Huntington Library’s manuscript of Brut’s Chronicle, MS HM 136, dating from the middle of the fifteenth century, was identified by Daniel Wakelin as printer’s copy for William Caxton’s edition of the text, dated 1480. Lotte Hellinga adds some further observations to Wakelin’s careful analysis. She notes that for this book Caxton introduced a new economical printing type, it was printed on a new and modern press, and set by a compositor who commanded skills not seen in the books produced for him before this date. Not only did Caxton thereby expand the capacity of his printing house, by extending the earlier version of the Chronicle to his own time he revealed his ambition to become a chronicler and historiographer himself.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.316
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Collation of John Hawkins's Troublesome Voyage (1569), and its
           Wraparound Blank
    • Authors: Tromans P.
      Pages: 325 - 329
      Abstract: AbstractJohn Hawkins’ Troublesome Voyage (1567) is a little known two-sheet octavo. This note demonstrates that the British Library copy of Troublesome Voyage retains its B8 leaf, which the online English Short Title Catalogue’s (ESTC) record of collation presents as excised. The note then shows that the British Library’s copy’s B8 was a wraparound blank, and that the offset mirror image of the title-page found on the verso of that copy’s B8 reveals a method of warehouse storage which is different to that taken to be the historical norm, Martin Moxon’s description of the printing house’s warehouse keeper in his Mechanick Exercises (1683-4).
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.325
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • A Phillipe Pigouchet Book of Hours in Eighteenth-Century Antwerp
    • Authors: Blake J.
      Pages: 330 - 336
      Abstract: AbstractThis article describes a copy of a Pigouchet book of hours for the use of Rome, dated 8 August 1497 (ISTC ih00387000). The copy includes a page-long note by the Antwerp-based monk and librarian Joannes Petrus Reyns (1722–1801), summarizing his attempts to discover something of the book’s history. This edition is notable for the various changes made to the title-page of six of the eight surviving copies: these changes are collated in this note.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.330
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • John Cragge's The Wits Interpreter
    • Authors: McEvilla J.
      Pages: 337 - 344
      Abstract: AbstractThis bibliographical note demonstrates that The Wits Interpreter, The English Parnassus, one of the earliest English drolleries, was not compiled by John Cotgrave, the well-known compiler of The English Treasury of Wit and Language, but by John Cragge, a little-regarded clergyman, known primarily for a series of pre-Civil War pamphlets and post-Civil War non-conformist religious tracts. This note helps to recognize the diversity of persons with a vested interest in the preservation of drama during the long period of the 1642–1660 playhouse closures.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.337
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts . By C hristopher de H amel .
    • Authors: Kidd P.
      Pages: 345 - 346
      Abstract: Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts. By de HamelChristopher. London: Allen Lane. 2016. 640 pp. £30. isbn978 0 241 00304 6.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.345
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Xylographa Bavarica. Blockb├╝cher in bayerischen Sammlungen (Xylo-Bav) .
           Ed. by B ettina W agner .
    • Authors: Flood JL.
      Pages: 346 - 348
      Abstract: Xylographa Bavarica. Blockbücher in bayerischen Sammlungen (Xylo-Bav). Ed. by WagnerBettina. Descriptions by Rahel Bacher with the assistance of Veronika Hausler, Antonie Magen, and Heike Riedel-Bierschwale. (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Schriftenreihe, 6.) Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 2016. 330 pp. €154. isbn978 3 44710524 8.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.346
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in
           Post-Medieval Europe . By J ohn C onsidine .
    • Authors: Stray C.
      Pages: 349 - 350
      Abstract: Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe. By ConsidineJohn. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2017. xii + 321 pp. £65. isbn978 0 19 878501 9.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.349
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Drawing on Copper: The Basire Family of Copper-Plate Engravers and their
           Works . R ichard G oddard .
    • Authors: Griffiths A.
      Pages: 350 - 352
      Abstract: Drawing on Copper: The Basire Family of Copper-Plate Engravers and their Works. GoddardRichard. [Maastricht]: Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht. [2017]. xvi + 332 pp. isbn978 94 6159 591 1. Available as a free download from
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.350
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Private Case: A Supplement. Notes towards a Bibliography of the Books
           that used to be in the Private Case of the British (Museum) Library .
           Comp. by P atrick J. K earney and N eil J. C rawford .
    • Authors: Edwards AG.
      Pages: 352 - 353
      Abstract: The Private Case: A Supplement. Notes towards a Bibliography of the Books that used to be in the Private Case of the British (Museum) Library. Comp. by KearneyPatrick J. and CrawfordNeil J.. Berkeley, CA: Ian Jackson. 2016. 148 pp. $35. isbn978 I 944769 32 1.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.352
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Noblest Roman: A History of the Centaur Types of Bruce Rogers . By J
           erry K eiiy and M isha B eletsky . Palatino: The Natural History of a
           Typeface . By Robert Bringhurst
    • Authors: McKitterick D.
      Pages: 354 - 355
      Abstract: The Noblest Roman: A History of the Centaur Types of Bruce Rogers. By KellyJerry and BeletskyMisha. Boston: David R. Godine, in association with Sherwin Beach Press, Chicago. 2016. 120 pp. $45. isbn978 1 56792 582 1.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.354
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • The University of Glasgow Library: Friendly Shelves . Ed. by P eter V. D
           avies .
    • Authors: Laurie R.
      Pages: 355 - 357
      Abstract: The University of Glasgow Library: Friendly Shelves. Ed. by DaviesPeter V.. Glasgow: The Friends of Glasgow University in association with the University Library. 2016. 285 pp. £25. isbn978 0 99351850 8. (Paperback £20. isbn978 0 99351851 5.)
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.355
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Story Time: Essays on American Children's Literature from the Betsy
           Beinecke Shirley Collection . Ed. by T imothy Y oung .
    • Authors: Attar K.
      Pages: 357 - 359
      Abstract: Story Time: Essays on American Children's Literature from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection. Ed. by YoungTimothy. New Haven: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University (distributed by Yale University Press). 2016. 178 pp. £20. isbn978 0 300 21845 9.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.357
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Bibliography of the Communist Party of Great Britain . By D ave C ope .
    • Authors: Laurie R.
      Pages: 359 - 364
      Abstract: Bibliography of the Communist Party of Great Britain. By CopeDave. London: Lawrence and Wishart. 2016. 366 pp. £45. isbn978 1 909831 03 2.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.359
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Recent Books
    • Authors: Flood JL; Bell N, McKitterick D.
      Pages: 365 - 367
      Abstract: Albrecht Dürer: Documentary Biography. By Jeffrey Ashcroft. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2017. 2 vols. xviii + 1180 pp. £95. isbn 978 0 300 21084 2. While not primarily of bibliographical interest, this superb study will prove to be an essential aid to anyone concerned with the life and writings of Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) and his contempraries. Based chiefly on the material assembled and published by Hans Rupprich in Albrecht Dürer: Schriftlicher Nachlass (Berlin, 1956–69), but augmented by subequent discoveries, Ashcroft's study arranges Dürer's writings (letters, notes, woodcut inscriptions, etc.) in chronological order to form a documentary biography, supplying an English translation of, and expert commentary on, more than six hundred German and Latin texts by Dürer or by his contemporaries concerning him. As such, it at last replaces the books by Mrs Charles Heaton, Life of Albrecht Dürer of Nürnberg (1881) and William Conway's biography of 1889, reprinted in 1958, with their inadequate English translations.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.365
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Recent Periodicals
    • Authors: Laurie R; Flood JL.
      Pages: 368 - 374
      Abstract: Archives of Natural History, 44, 1 (April 2017) Includes: N. P. Hellström, G. André, and M. Philippe, ‘Life and Works of Augustin Augier de Favas (1758–1825), Author of “Arbre botanique” (1801)’; M. A. Taylor, ‘A Memoir of Hugh Miller (1802–1856) Attributed to his Son Hugh Miller FGS (1850–1896)’.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.368
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Books Received
    • Pages: 375 - 375
      Abstract: Barnard, Toby, Brought to Book: Print in Ireland, 1680–1784 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017). isbn 978 1 84682 629 0.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.375
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Notes on Contributors
    • Pages: 377 - 378
      Abstract: James Blake is a librarian at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.377
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • Information
    • Pages: 378 - 383
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.378
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Bibliographical Society
    • Pages: 384 - 398
      Abstract: Membership. Enquiries as to Membership (except as below) should be directed to Karen Limper-Hertz, Hon. Secretary, The Bibliographical Society, c/o Institute of English Studies, Room 304, Senate House, Malet Street, London wcie 7hu.
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1093/library/18.3.384
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2017)
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