[Bernard, Edward.] Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae in unum collecti, cum indice alphabetico. 2 vols. , 374, , 88, , 89-274 [i.e., 174], ; 256, 253-255, 356-403, , 65, pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait in Vol. I. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1697-98. Bound with: Smith, Thomas. Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Cottonianae. , l, , 159, pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1696. Together 2 works in 1, folio. 388 x 237 mm. Quarter calf, marbled boards, boards worn and rubbed but sound. Lower margins of titles in first work cut away, not affecting text, but very good. Signature of Franciscan friar Richard Francis Walsh, dated 1822, on front pastedown of Vol. I. First Editions. Bernard's work represents the first attempt at a union catalogue of manuscripts in institutional and private libraries in England and Ireland. Volume I of Bernard's Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae contains catalogues of the manuscripts in the Bodleian and other libraries in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; Volume II catalogues the manuscripts of the cathedral libraries in England and Ireland. Smith's Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Cottonianae is the first published catalogue of the celebrated private manuscript library formed by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton; the collection, which contains 958 rare and precious manuscripts, is one of the foundations of the British Library. Smith's work also includes a biography of Cotton and a history of his library. Bookseller Inventory # 42269
Title: Catalogui librorum manuscriptorum angliae et...
Publisher: E Thetro Sheldoniano
Publication Date: 1697
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