Fasciculus Ioanni Willis Clark dicatus by CLARK, John Willis

Fasciculus Ioanni Willis Clark dicatus

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1909. # 219 of an edition of 500 copies for private circulation. 26 cm, original tan buckram, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt. pp (xii), (584) + photogravure frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Spine lightly sunned; partial crack to front hinge but firm; slight foxing to front endpapers through title page; else fine, no owner names. Contents: "The catalogue of the Library of the Augustinian friars at York, now first edited from the ms. at Trinity college, Dublin [by] M.R. James.--Un catalogo fin qui sconosciuto della Biblioteca papale d'Avignone (1407) [by] F. Ehrle.--Eleven letters from Henry Bradshaw to S.W. Lawley, edited by F. Jenkinson.--Certain disquisitions, by John Barwick and other Cambridge divines, published in 1644; a point of bibliography [by] F. Madan.--Le registre des dépenses de la Bibliothèque vaticane de 1548 à 1555 [by] L. Dorez. The early history of Canons Regular as illustrated by the foundation of Barnwell Priory [by] W.H. Frere.--Ancient university ceremonies [by] J.E. Sandys.--The Castle Hill [by] T. McK. Hughes.--The coffin stone of Etheldreda [by] A. Gray.--Plays performed in Cambridge colleges before 1585 [by] G.C. Moore Smith.--"After all, we are none of us infallible--not even the youngest of us" [by] H. Jackson.--I. The thesis in the disputations of the senior Sophs at Cambridge, 1770-1838. II. "Proctors problems, 1786" by [G.] Chawner.--The auditors of Trinity college, Cambridge [by] W.W. Rouse Ball.--The windows of Little S. Mary's [by] A.J.C. Allen.--Gunning redivivus [by] C. Sayle.--The ship of fools [by] A.W. Ward.--The University of Caen and the dawn of the renaissance [by] A.A. Tilley.--The reverie of Adrienne [Le Couvreur] [by] Viscount Esher.--On a drawing of Garrick by Hogarth [by] S. Colvin.--On portraits at the universities [by] L. Cust. --A paradox on beauty [by] E. Gosse.--The Museum of zoology [by] S.F. Harmer.--Ray's Tables of plants [by] S.H. Vines.--A garden in Italy [by] Madame Wiel.--Motya [by] Sir H.F. Wilson.--The sword of the Lord God, A.D. 95 [by] A.W. Verrall.--Classical archaeology and prehistoric archaeology [by] C. Waldstein.--Tis estin he Basileia; the last scene of the Birds of Aristophanes [by] J.T. Sheppard.--Greek plays performed at Cambridge [by] H.J. Edwards.--The 'A.D.C.' [by] G.B. Tatham.--To J.W. Clark [by] A.C. Benson.--A short bibliography of J.W. Clark." Clark wrote The Care of Books (1901). " 'The subject was entirely new', wrote Clark in the preface to his published lectures on European library buildings and their fittings. The Care of Books researched what we may now describe as the material culture of libraries, tracing the earliest rooms for housing collections of texts in Assyria, Greece, and Rome, and focusing on the medieval inheritance of Europe. The ‘care’ of books embraced their preservation by regulation as well as by physical ordering, and Clark’s methods of study drew on archival, architectural and archaeological sources. In many ways, this breadth of scope reflects his extraordinary range of interests...John Willis Clark (1833-1910) was born into an academic Cambridge household, and made the University his career: Fellow of Trinity College, Superintendent of the Museum of Zoology, Registrary of the University. His activities combined his grasp of detail and his enjoyment of ritual and spectacle, particularly in his support of the Cambridge Amateur Dramatic Club. He completed the four-volume Architectural History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge (with Robert Willis, 1886) and his personal collection of books about Cambridge was bequeathed to the University Library. In many ways one of the modernisers of Cambridge University, his appreciation of the past informed his work." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.; Tall octavo

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