A Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Baker
Thomas Baker (1656-1740) occupied an important position in the world of antiquarian and historical learning in the first forty years of the eighteenth century. He was a well-informed historical scholar at home in theology, law, science and philosophy, whose scholarship extended to the history of the book and the book trade. His voluminous correspondence was almost entirely about books, and he emerges from it as a bibliographer and book-collector of note. This catalogue attempts a reconstruction of Baker's library of some 4300 titles. The library reflects the man, particularly his absorption in and love of St John's College, Cambridge, which retained the cream of his collection, and the University. Dr Korsten provides a biographical sketch, an account of Baker as book-collector and bibliographer, and a general survey and assessment of his library.
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Adams Amsterdam Auction Bagford Baker Catalogue Bibliotheca Bishop Book bought by TB British Library Cambridge University Coll discourse divine Durham U.L. editions English ESTC extensive other notes extensive whole vol Folger Shakespeare Library form of prayer Francis funeral sermon Gilbert Burnet given to TB gives no date Goff Henry i.e. John imperfect copy inscribed James Johann John Strype King letter TB Leyden libri list of subscribers London Marcus Tullius Cicero matric mistake MS.Harley Oxford Paris printed pt.I pt.III pt.IV Rawlinson sale Richard Rawlinson Robert Samuel Heywood sermon preached sive sold for ls.8d St John's College Strype TB & TB TB biog TB extensive biog TB extensive whole TB has supplied TB to Hearne TB to Richard TB to RR TB whole vol TB's copy Thomas Hearne Thorpe treatise Wanley White Kennett William Prynne Wing Zachary Grey