Williams KJ, Zachs W & Stevenson J (2022) A History and Catalogue of the Lindsay Library, 1570-1792: 'Some bonie litle bookes'. Library of the Written Word, 103. Leiden: Brill. https://brill.com/view/title/61370?language=en
This is the first study of Jacobean Scotland's largest library: the collection assembled over several generations by the Lindsays of Balcarres. It challenges prior understandings of pre-Union Scotland's book culture, presents the catalogue of a collection of international importance for the first time, and recovers the intellectual history behind this "Great Bibliotheck".
The volume includes essays on the history of the library to the Restoration (Jane Stevenson) and from Restoration to Enlightenment (Kelsey Jackson Williams) as well as a detailed discussion of the library's reconstruction (William Zachs and Jackson Williams), a full catalogue, and appendices.
|Title of series||Library of the Written Word|
|Number in series||103|
|Publication date online||31/05/2022|
|Place of publication||Leiden|
|ISSN of series||1874-4834|