A catalogue of the library of F.F. Foljambe Esqr. at Osberton, 1810

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A manuscript catalog of the books in the extensive library of Francis Ferrand Foljambe, in a single hand, written mostly on the rectos only; later additions (mid-1850s?) in another hand, between existing entries or on the verso. Works are grouped alphabetically by first letter of author’s surname or by first letter in the title when there is no named author. The list includes the shelf location of the title, a brief entry — e.g., Congreve’s Workes, Bible, Dictionnaire des artes, etc. — as well as the number of volumes (if there is more than one), size, place and date of publication. The bulk of the collection of around 2200 titles was published in the 17th and 18th centuries with a some 15th and 16th century books and manuscripts (including “original letters of King James”), as well as works from the first decade of the 19th century. The collection reflects the taste of a well-educated, well-read gentleman: a wide range of essays, poems, plays, and memoires by both English and French authors (in English and French) as well as works of the classical authors; works on antiquities, philosophy, theology, mathematics, songs, exploration of the new world, etc. Later additions include a run of the Edinburgh review up to the year 1853; also with annotations in pencil indicating missing volumes.

  • Author: Foljambe, Francis Ferrand, 1750-1814.
  • Title: A catalogue of the library of F.F. Foljambe Esqr. at Osberton, 1810.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 207

Acquired May 2013

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