The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland 3 Volume Paperback Set Paperback – 27 Feb 2014
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'The global view of libraries and librarianship is typical of all three volumes. So, too, is the excellent bibliography and index … this is the most academic, with an extremely high quality of scholarship … This book is the starting point for all research into early British library history, informative in itself and directing readers further.' Rare Books Newsletter
'Volume 1 is, in scope and detail, a thoroughly documented and illustrated account of collections of books wholly unlike what we have come to regard as a library. … CHLB is without a doubt a major contribution to library history.' The Library
This is the first detailed scholarly history of libraries in Britain and Ireland, first published in 2006. It aims to provide a panorama of the great variety of libraries since the medieval period, setting them in their social and cultural contexts and interpreting their role as it has changed over time.See all Product Description