Manuscripts Online

Manuscripts Online

“Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers.”

Nickson — Bagford and Sloane

Nickson, Margaret. “Bagford and Sloane.” British Library Journal 9 (1983): 51–55.

  • Abstract: “The way in which over a hundred volumes of John Bagford’s collections were acquired for the Harleian Library after his death in 1716 is well known to bibliographers. However, the acquisition by Hans Sloane of several other volumes compiled by Bagford, including one which contained the Gutenberg leaf discussed by E. König, has not so far been the subject of study, and as the transactions which took place between Sloane and Bagford in the early eighteenth century throw light on the growth of interest in printing history at that time it seems worth while here to tell the story of their relationship in some detail.”
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