An Account Of The Most Important Public Records Of Great Britain (volume 1); And The Publications…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byCharles Purton Cooper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. ACCOUNT OF THE FORMATION, CONTENTS, AND CATALOGUES OF THE COLLECTION OF HARLEIAN MSS. From the First Preface to the First Volume of the Catalogue printed by the direction of the Record Commissioners. (1) The great repute in which the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts has for several years past been held, not only in England but throughout Europe, the many useful materials already drawn from its stores, as well by foreigners as our own countrymen, and the rank it justly claims amongst the most celebrated Libraries at present subsisting, have induced the learned world to express an impatience for a more intimate knowledge of its contents. In order therefore to give the requisite satisfaction, and that every student may, with as little inconvenience to himself as possible, be informed with what helps this treasury of erudition will furnish him in promoting his researches, the Catalogue, together with a copious Index, has been submitted to the public. This Collection of Manuscripts was begun towards the latter end of the last century, by Robert Harley, of Brampton Bryan, in the county of Hereford, Esq., who, on the 11th February, 1700-1, was chosen Speaker of the House of Commons; on the 24th of May, 1711, was created Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; and five days (1) This is the Preface to the Catalogue of the Harleian Collection of Manuseripti. published by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, in 1759. 2 vols. folio. It is said to have been written by Mr. Astle, who also compiled the Index to the Catalogue. See Watt, Bibliotheca Britamiica, Art. Astle. afterwards promoted to the important station of Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain. An innate love of science, the exemplary attachment of several of his ancestors to literature, (1) and a ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. ACCOUNT OF THE FORMATION, CONTENTS, AND CATALOGUES OF THE COLLECTION OF HARLEIAN MSS. From the First Preface to th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217169473

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