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Author Yeo, Matthew. author.

Title The acquisition of books by Chetham's Library, 1655-1700 / by Matthew Yeo
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages) : illustrations
Series Library of the written word, 1874-4834 ; v. 16. The handpress world ; v. 10
Library of the written word ; 16.
Library of the written word. Handpress world ; 10.
Contents The foundation of Chetham's Library -- The selection of texts by Chetham's Library -- Robert Littlebury and the sale of books -- The reception of theology at Chetham's Library -- The acquisition of classics, history, and law -- Natural philosophy and 'useful' texts
Summary Chetham's Library, Manchester, was founded in 1655 by the bequest of the Manchester merchant, Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653). Drawing on recent debates about the methods of book history, this book is a detailed study of the way in which an early modern provincial library was created, stocked with books and administered. Using extensive archival research into the Library's acquisitions and the trade in books and ideas in the later seventeenth century, Yeo examines the motivations behind the Library's foundation, the beliefs of those responsible for the selection of books and the Library's relatio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-250) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chetham's Library -- History -- 17th century
Chetham's Library
Manchester -- Chetham's Library.
Public libraries -- England -- Manchester -- History -- 17th century
Acquisitions (Libraries) -- England -- History
Libraries and booksellers -- England -- History
Book industries and trade -- England -- History
Booksellers and bookselling -- England -- History
Books and reading -- England -- History -- 17th century
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Acquisitions (Libraries)
Book industries and trade
Books and reading
Booksellers and bookselling
Intellectual life
Libraries and booksellers
Public libraries
England -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
England -- Manchester
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011009228
ISBN 9789004210202