Libraries within the library [electronic resource] : the origins of the British Library's printed collections / edited by Giles Mandelbrote and Barry Taylor
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- Preface / Sir Colin Lucas -- Notes on contributors -- Chronology -- Abbreviations -- Introduction : from texts to collections / David Pearson -- The foundation collections. Henry VIII's library and the British Museum duplicate sales : a newly discovered de-accession / James P. Carley ; Isaac Casaubon's library of Hebrew books / Anthony Grafton and Joanna Weinberg ; The printed books of the Cotton family and their dispersal / Colin G.C. Tite ; Printed material and the Cotton manuscripts / Julian Harrison ; Sir Hans Sloane's printed books in the British Library : their identification and associations / Alison Walker ; Sloane's purchases at the sale of Robert Hooke's library / Giles Mandelbrote ; Sloane and the preservation of printed Ephemera / Giles Mandelbrote -- The early decades. George Thomason's intentions / Michael Mendle ; Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode / Paul Quarrie ; Sir William Musgrave (1735-1800) and the British Museum Library / C.J. Wright ; The scholarly library and collections of knowledge of Sir Joseph Banks / Rüdiger Joppien and Neil Chambers ; The BM duplicate sales 1769-1832 and their significance for the early collections / T.A. Birrell -- The King's Library. The Bibliotheca Smithiana / Lotte Hellinga ; Moving the King's Library : argument and sentiment 1823-1998 / John Goldfinch ; The King's Library / P.R. Harris -- Later collections of printed books within the British Museum Library. Thomas Grenville (1755-1846) and his books / Barry Taylor ; Buying at auction : building the British Museum Library's collections in the second half of the nineteenth century / Geoffrey West ; The collections of Sergei Aleksandrovich Sobolevskii (1803-1870) / Chris Thomas ; Libraries in the archives : researching provenance in the British Library invoices / Arnold Hunt -- Appendices. Identification of printed books acquired by the British Museum, 1753-1836 / P.R. Harris ; Some contemporary sources for the early history of the British Museum's printed collections / John Goldfinch.
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