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A background of Libraries in Britain and eire describes the advance of libraries in nice Britain and eire over a few 1500 years, and their function as part of the social, highbrow and cultural background. as well as visible hyperlinks with the historical past of books and literature, the volumes contain attention of schooling, know-how, social philosophy, structure and the humanities, as they've got affected libraries. the numerous foreign size, which has affected British and Irish libraries from the center a while to the current, gets due cognizance. different issues thought of in each one quantity comprise the housing, garage and upkeep of books and different fabric; the contributors accountable for their care and people who used them; advancements in provision, association and cataloguing; and the foundations and attitudes - of librarians and clients - which such advancements mirror. Cambridge Histories Online

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28 A. Goldgar, Impolite learning: conduct and community in the republic of letters, 1 680–1 75 0 (New Haven, CT, 1995); J. M. Levine, ‘Strife in the republic of letters’, in H. Bots and F. ), Commercium litterarium: forms of communication in the republic of letters (Amsterdam, 1993), 301–19. 29 R. ), The Transactioneer (1 700) (Los Angeles, 1988); J. M. Levine, ‘The virtuoso satirised’, in Levine, Dr. Woodward’s shield: history, science, and satire in Augustan England, 2nd edn (Ithaca, NY, 1991), 114–29.

E. Houghton, ‘The English virtuoso in the seventeenth century’, Journal of the History of Ideas 3 (1942), 51–73, 190–219. 35 W. Rand, introduction to Gassendi’s Mirrour of true nobility and gentility (London, 1657), a3v–a4. G. Cahen-Salvador, Un grand humaniste: Peiresc 1 5 80–1 637 (Paris, 1951). 36 At the same time he studied art and antiquities, like Peiresc, both in his travels abroad and later at home. Nor was he by any means indifferent to the worldly need for ancient rhetoric, for the need for ‘a more ornate and graceful manner of speaking’.

15 J. Dury, The reformed librarie-keeper with a supplement to the Reformed-school (London, 1650), 17. , 19–20. , 21–4. , 25. 27 The expansion of book collections 1640–1750 claim a certain priority over all of these, as it functioned as an archive and clearing-house for the collation and exchange of information of all kinds. ’. 24 Evelyn had experienced the great libraries of Paris and Rome at first hand during his Grand Tour in the 1640s and those of Paris again during an extended stay in Paris from 1648 to 1652.

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