A Brief History Of The Bodleian Library

Author: Mary Clapinson
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How did a library founded over four hundred years ago grow to become the world-renowned institution it is today, home to over thirteen million items? From its foundation by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598 to the opening of the Weston Library in 2015, this illustrated account shows how the Library's history has been involved with the British monarchy and political events throughout the centuries. The history of the Library is also a history of collectors and collections, and this book traces the story of major donations and purchases, making use of the Library's own substantial archives to show how it came to house key items such as early confirmations of the Magna Carta, Shakespeare's First Folio, and the manuscript of Jane Austen's earliest writings, among many others. This revised edition brings the history of the Bodleian Library up to the present moment. Beautifully illustrated with prints, portraits, manuscripts, and archival material, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of libraries and collections.
A Brief History of the Bodleian Library
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mary Clapinson
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-18 - Publisher:

How did a library founded over four hundred years ago grow to become the world-renowned institution it is today, home to over thirteen million items? From its foundation by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598 to the opening of the Weston Library in 2015, this illustrated account shows how the Library's
The Bodleian Library in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Language: en
Pages: 139
Authors: Ian Gilbert Philip, Jan Philip
Categories: Academic libraries
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press

Books about The Bodleian Library in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A. D. 1598-A. D. 1867
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: William Dunn Macray
Categories: Academic libraries
Type: BOOK - Published: 1868 - Publisher:

Books about Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A. D. 1598-A. D. 1867
Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Language: en
Pages: 545
Authors: William Dunn Macray
Categories: Academic libraries
Type: BOOK - Published: 1890 - Publisher:

Books about Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford
History of the Bodleian Library, 1845-1945
Language: en
Pages: 371
Authors: Herbert Henry Edmund Craster, Sir Edmund Craster
Categories: Academic libraries
Type: BOOK - Published: 1952 - Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press

In this book the author describes how the Library has developed during the hundred years that ended with the close of the Second World War. Unlike Macray's Annals of the Bodleian, of which it is in some sort a continuation, it does not adopt a strictly chronological arrangement, but, after