Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College Cambridge

April 2004
400 pages
29.7x21 cm
Catalogue of Pepys Library Supplementary Series
ISBN: 9781843840046
Format: Hardback

Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College Cambridge

Supplementary Series I: Census of Printed Books

C. S. Knighton

Continuing work on Pepys's library, and recent discoveries, necessitate expansion of the content and entries in the original volumes. This is the first in the Supplementary Series.
Pepys's library has been, as he directed, preserved intact at his old Cambridge college since 1724. Between 1978 and 1994 a complete catalogue was published for the first time. The present title, essential to all users of the first volume in that series, N.A. Smith's Printed Books, vastly enhances the range of information available. The short-title arrangement of Printed Books is replaced by a numerical listing which follows the library's shelf-order; many entries have been extended, and where possible updated with reference to new scholarship; the location of MSS and other material treated elsewhere in the catalogue is also indicated, providing for the first time a published conspectus of the whole library. Extensive indexes have been provided for authors and ancillary contributors, subjects, printers and places of publication, and references which reflect Pepys himself and his bibliophilism. Concordances identify the Pepys books covered by STC, Wing, ESTC and other bibliographies. Dr CHARLES KNIGHTON gained his Ph D from Magdalene College, Cambridge.


An important and significant reference work, which is a worthy supplement to the previous published volumes describing Pepys's magnificent and important library. REFERENCE REVIEWS

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