: English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts (1530-1930) and Their Marks of Ownership

  title={: English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts (1530-1930) and Their Marks of Ownership},
  author={James Westfall Thompson},

Working in ‘The Cause of Bibliomania Throughout the World’: Sir Thomas Brooke (1830–1908), a Yorkshire Businessman-Bibliophile

Abstract Sir Thomas Brooke (1830–1908), a Huddersfield woollen cloth manufacturer and company director, was a major collector of books and manuscripts. His library, valued at his death at over

Invidious Comparisons: Manuscripts and Incunabula in the Libraries Donated by Sir George Grey to Cape Town and Auckland

The manuscript collection Sir George Grey donated to Auckland is not a ‘mirror’ of the one he presented to Cape Town. Grey’s Cape Town library was assembled for his own use and enjoyment,

An Interim Report on a Census of Galileo's Sunspot Letters

(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Galileo's fourth book, Sunspot letters (Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari [Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1613]), has not had the attention

Res aut res publica: The Evidence from Italian Renaissance Manuscripts and Their Owners

This paper examines a key tension in Renaissance culture as reflected in the origin and provenance of manuscript books. Were Renaissance manuscripts the private property of individual owners or the

The origins of American history in the early modern English Atlantic world

This dissertation is the story of how the English wrote the history of America between c. 1500 and c. 1700. Utilizing printed and manuscript sources, it argues that writing American history allowed

Making the Caxton Brand: An Examination of the Role of the Brand Name in Early Modern Publishing

This dissertation explores the utility of applying the concept of the “brand” to literary and biographical studies via an exploration of the career of England’s first printer of vernacular texts -

W. W. Greg, the Scholar-Librarian

Greg was appointed Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1907, aged 32. By then he had already established himself as a scholar interested in medieval manuscripts and in early English printed

The sheaf catalogs of George John Spencer

THE SHEAF CATALOGS OF GEORGE JOHN SPENCER By Larissa C. Brookes This thesis discusses two library catalogs once owned by George John, the second Earl Spencer (1758-1834). A consummate bibliophile and