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McCarthy, Muriel and Ann Simmons (editors)

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ISBN 10: 1846821525 / ISBN 13: 9781846821523
Published by Four Courts Press, (Dublin, Ireland), 2009
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8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 311+(1) pages. Table of contents, list of illustrations, list of abbreviations, list of contributors, introduction, index. Presentation on half title. Frontispiece and black and white illustrations. A collection of essays discussing the role of libraries, particularly that of Archbishop Narcissus Marsh, in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Brochure laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 126467

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Publisher: Four Courts Press, (Dublin, Ireland)

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: cloth, dust jacket

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In 1707 an act of parliament established Marsh's Library as 'a publick library for ever'. This volume contains the papers presented at a conference to commemorate the 1707 act which took place in the library in October 2007. The topics covered were 'Parliament and Legislation', 'Enlightenment and Counter Enlightenment' and 'Collectors and Collections'.����Contributors include: Jack P. Greene (Johns Hopkins University); Nial Osborough (University College Dublin); David Hayton (Queen's University, Belfast); Thomas O'Connor (NUI Maynooth); Michael Brown (University of Aberdeen); C.D.A. Leighton (Bilkent University, Ankara); Ruth Whelan (NUI Maynooth); Philip Benedict & Pierre Olivier L���©chot (Universit���© de Gen���¨ve); Toby Barnard (Hertford College, Oxford); Elizabethanne Boran (The Edward Worth Library, Dublin); Raymond Gillespie (NUI Maynooth); Archibald Elias (Philadelphia); Marie-Louise Legg (Birkbeck College, London).

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