Catalogue of the Pepys Library set at Magdalene College, Cambridge

Catalogue of the Pepys Library set at Magdalene College, Cambridge

Edited by Robert Latham

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Samuel Pepys's great collection is the finest surviving seventeenth-century library and one of the major libraries of the world, despite its relatively modest size. Pepys collected with passion and discrimination to serve his wide-ranging, primarily secular, interests. His library of some 3,000 volumes is the earliest English private gentleman's library to survive intact. The books and manuscripts include a number of unique and many exceptionally rare volumes. Much of the other material is practically unknown. Scholars of the seventeenth century in manuy different fields, from politics and the history of science and administration to street ballads will welcome this full scholarly catalogue, which constitutes such a unique and full index to late seventeenth-century English national history and culture.I. Printed BooksII. Ballads: i. Catalogue, ii. Indexes and ListsIII. Prints and Drawings: i. General, ii. PortraitsIV. Music, Maps, CalligraphyV. Manuscripts: i. Medieval, ii. ModernVI. BindingsVII.i.,ii. Pepys's Catalogue (facsimile)

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January 1994
0 pages
29.7x21 cm
ISBN: 9780859914161
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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An achievement that deserves praise for all concerned... an invaluable record of an enormous collection. THE LIBRARY