Thursday, 26 December 2013

Stephen Ferguson's blogging at Princeton

I have recently found blog-posts by Stephen Ferguson at http://blogs.princeton.edu/notabilia/author/stephen-ferguson/

A sample post, similar to those I post myself, is this (from here: http://blogs.princeton.edu/notabilia/2013/05/17/shelf-marks-of-sunderland-books/):


Shelf-marks of Sunderland books


Sunderland.shelf.markHorace. Ars poetica with commentary of Aldus Manutius (Venice, 1576) Call number: PTT 2865.311.076. [Shelf mark on verso of front free endpaper, which is marbled on recto. The front paste-down is marbled. These are the only marks of ownership.]
Sunderland.shelf.mark.De.RCharles Spencer, third Earl of Sunderland (1674-1722), his “books are easily recognizable by the bold shelf-marks written in ink on the verso of the upper cover in the upper left hand corner.” S. DeRicci, English Collectors of Books & Manuscripts (1530-1930) and Their Marks of Ownership (Cambridge, 1930), p. 39.
For more about the history of the Sunderland Library, see the record for the 18th century manuscript catalogue of the Library held at John Rylands Library:
http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb133-engms62.txt

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