A Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Baker

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 27, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 426 pages
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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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Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
v
Introduction
vii
Note on the catalogue and the appendices
xxxix
Abbreviations
xli
Works cited
xliii
THE CATALOGUE
xlvii
Authors and short titles
373
Locations
395
Provenance
401
Composite volumes
413
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