Book collecting in Ireland and Britain, 1650–1850


Elizabethanne Boran, editor

Hardback €45.00
Catalogue Price: €50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-737-2
November 2018. 272pp; colour ills

'Through case studies of institutional and private libraries, this volume seeks to explore the creation of such collections and how they interacted with each other. Great care has been taken to represent libraries from across Britain and Ireland... it is a collection of useful case studies with a wide geographic base, which serve to remind its readership of the importance of library history within the broader study of the history if the book. It joins other important contributions to library history and book history in Ireland from the same publisher, Keith Manley's Irish Reading and Circulating Libraries Founded before 1825  and Toby Barnard's Brought to Book: Print in Ireland, 1680-1784 (both Four Courts Press, 2017).', Jill Dye Library & Information History 2019, vol.35, no.3.