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A History and Catalogue of the Lindsay Library, 1570-1792: 'Some bonie litle bookes'

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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

Abstract
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.

StatusPublished
Title of seriesLibrary of the Written Word
Number in series103
Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online31/05/2022
PublisherBrill
Publisher URLhttps://brill.com/view/title/61370?language=en
Place of publicationLeiden
ISSN of series1874-4834
ISBN978-90-04-50377-9
eISBN978-90-04-50379-3

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Dr Kelsey Williams
Dr Kelsey Williams

Associate Professor, English Studies

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