BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    A radical's books: the library catalogue of Samuel Jeake of Rye, 1623-90

    Hunter, Michael and Mandelbrote, G. and Ovenden, R. and Smith, N., eds. (1999) A radical's books: the library catalogue of Samuel Jeake of Rye, 1623-90. Martlesham, Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 9780859914710.

    Full text not available from this repository.

    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The library owned by Samuel Jeake of Rye, nonconformist and local activist, was one of the most remarkable of its time. It is of particular importance in that relatively little information has hitherto been available about the ownership of books in the English provinces, or the reading habits of intellectuals who -- like Jeake --were outside London and university circles from which most surviving libraries have come down to us. The collection of some 1500 volumes includes an extraordinary assemblage of radical pamphlets from the English Revolution alongside works of theology, literature, scholarship and science. Other books reflect astrological and magical interests, and the collection also includes a medical library. Jeake's library catalogue, published here, gives much information about titles that are now lost, about the penetration of foreign books into provincial England, and about book prices. The introduction places Jeake's collection in context, and makes a significant contribution to the history of the book in the early modern period; appendices list surviving volumes from the library and give a complete list of the Jeake manuscripts now in Rye Museum.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 12:47
    Last Modified: 22 May 2017 12:47
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18766

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    0Downloads
    34Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item