The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume IV. Prose and Poetry: Sir Thomas North to Michael Drayton.

XIX. The Foundation of Libraries


Abbot, T. K. The Book of Trinity College, Dublin (1591–1891). Belfast and Dublin, 1892. Chap. VII.

Becker, G. Catalogi Bibliothecarum antiqui. Bonn, 1885.

Botfield, B. Catalogi veteres Librorum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Dunelm. (Edited by B. Botfield.) Surtees Society. Vol. VII. 1840.

—— Notes on the Cathedral Libraries of England. 1849.

Bowes, Robt. Catalogue of Books printed at or relating to the University, Town and County of Cambridge from 1521 to 1893. Cambridge, 1894.

Bradley, J. W. Dictionary of Miniaturists, Illuminators, Calligraphers and Copyists. 3 vols. 1887–9.

Bradshaw, H. Collected Papers. Cambridge, 1889.

Camdeni et illustrium Virorum Epistolae. Ed. Smith, T. 1691.

Carlisle, Nich. Endowed Grammar Schools. 2 vols. 1818. Vol. 1, pp. 435–6.

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Catalogue of MSS. in Bodleian collected by Clarke, E. D. 2 vols. 1812–15.

Catalogue of MSS. in Bodleian. 13 vols. 1848–56.

Catalogue of the manuscripts in the libraries of Peterhouse, Clare, Pembroke, Gonville and Caius, Trinity Hall, King’s, Queens’, Jesus, Christ’s, Trinity, Emmanuel and Sidney Sussex colleges, Cambridge, ed. James, M. R. Cambridge, v.d.

Clark, J. W. Ancient Libraries: Christ Church, Canterbury. Camb. Antiq. Soc. Proceedings, vol. VIII, p. 359.

—— The Architectural History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge. 4 vols. Cambridge, 1886.

—— Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods. Cambridge, 1894.

—— The Care of Books. 2nd edition. Cambridge, 1902. (Incorporates a large proportion of the information respecting libraries in the three preceding works and also traces the development of libraries from antiquity to the end of the 18th century.)

Coxe, H. O. Catalogus Codicum MSS. qui in Collegiis aulisque Oxoniensibus hodie adservantur. 2 pts. 4to. Oxonii, 1852.

Durie, John. The Reformed Librarie Keeper. 1650.

Edwards, Edward. Memoirs of Libraries; including a Handbook of Library Economy. 2 vols. 1859. (A work descriptive of ancient and medieval libraries and also of the collections subsequently incorporated in the British Museum; those of the Faculty of Advocates and Writers to the Signet at Edinburgh; the university and town libraries of Scotland; the library of Trinity college, Dublin; and the minor libraries of London; those of the United States and the continent.)

Gasquet, Dom F. A. Some Notes on Medieval Monastic Libraries. [See his Old English Bible and other Essays (pp. 1–34, and 35–53), 1908.]

Gottlieb, Theodor. Ueber Mittelalterliche Bibliotheken. Leipzig, 1890. (Supplies useful corrections of and additions to the researches of Edwards: see supra.)

Hales, John. Works. Vol. 1. Glasgow, 1765. (Contains his Oration on Bodley.)

Hardy, Sir T. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts relating to the History of Great Britain and Ireland. 4 vols. (Rolls Series.)

James, M. R. On the Abbey of St. Edmund at Bury. (Cambridge Publications, Octavo Series, No. XXVIII.)

—— The Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover. Cambridge, 1903.

James, Thomas (1573?–1629). Bodley’s first librarian. [For his works, see D. of N. B.]

Macray, W. D. Annals of the Bodleian Library, 2nd ed. 1890.

Pietas Oxoniensis in memory of Sir Thomas Bodley, Knt., and the Foundation of the Bodleian Library. Oxford, 1902.

Reid, T. D. (d. 1624). “Founder of the first public reference library in Scotland,” now part of Aberdeen university library. [For his works, see D. of N. B.]

Sandys, J. E. A History of Classical Scholarship. Vol. II. From the Revival of Learning to the end of the 18th century (in Italy, France, England, and the Netherlands). Cambridge, 1908.

Traube, L. Die Bibliotheken. In Vorlesungen u. Abhandlungen (ed. Boll.), 1, 103–127.

Westminster Abbey, The Manuscripts of. By Robinson, J. Armitage and James, Montague Rhodes. Cambridge, 1909.