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THE LIBRETTO

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter takes a broad look at the opera libretto; it considers the profession of librettist, the selection of the libretto for a particular season, publishing and printing privileges, revisions ... More


Companions in Now-Time

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents Alexander Kluge's oblique meditation on books and collecting. In a letter to a Mr. B., Kluge describes his library and his relation to books. He claims that books have a will of ... More


Cultures of collecting

David Pearson

in Book Ownership in Stuart England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870128
eISBN:
9780191912955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Studies of private libraries and their owners invariably talk about ‘book collecting’—is this the right terminology? After summarizing our broadly held understanding of the evolution of bibliophile ... More


Reactionary Materialism: Book Collecting, Connoisseurship and the Reading Life in J. C. Squire’s London Mercury

Patrick Collier

in Modern Print Artefacts: Textual Materiality and Literary Value in British Print Culture, 1890-1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474413473
eISBN:
9781474426824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413473.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The London Mercury attained popularity and notoriety as the leading anti-modernist voice of the early 1920s. It reached more than 10,000 circulation by presenting itself as a voice of reason in an ... More


Humanist Books and Lawyers’ Libraries in Early Eighteenth-Century Scotland: Charles Areskine of Alva’s Library

Karen G Baston

in Reassessing Legal Humanism and its Claims: Petere Fontes?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474408851
eISBN:
9781474418522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408851.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Charles Areskine of Alva, a Scottish advocate of the first half of the eighteenth century, combined his professional activities with an academic interest in the sources of law. The books he collected ... More


Book Ownership in Stuart England

David Pearson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870128
eISBN:
9780191912955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

An account of the development and importance of private libraries and book ownership through the seventeenth century, based upon many kinds of evidence, including examination of many thousands of ... More


The Chap-Book (1894–8)

Giles Bergel

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the history of The Chap-Book — a magazine that was sometimes ambiguously positioned between a commercial mainstream and a more coterie publication of the bibelot variety. The ... More


Introduction: Private libraries in Stuart England

David Pearson

in Book Ownership in Stuart England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870128
eISBN:
9780191912955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870128.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Summary statistics are given for the distribution of private libraries across different professional backgrounds, considered in the context of work which has been done in this field, and assumptions ... More


Acquisitions on a Grand Scale

Kathy Peiss

in Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190944612
eISBN:
9780190944643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944612.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, European Modern History

After the war, the new Librarian of Congress Luther Evans worked with State and War Department officials on a plan to send library agents to Europe. The agents would acquire every book published in ... More


Book Collecting at the End of the Civil Wars, 1598‒1611

Tom Hamilton

in Pierre de L’Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198800095
eISBN:
9780191839870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800095.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

Following the defeat of the League, L’Estoile kept an increasingly detailed record of his collecting activities. This chapter demonstrates how L’Estoile’s responses to the books he collected were ... More


Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

Kathy Peiss

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190944612
eISBN:
9780190944643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944612.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, European Modern History

Information Hunters examines the unprecedented American effort to acquire foreign publications and information in World War II Europe. An unlikely band of librarians, scholars, soldiers, and spies ... More


Noël Golvers, Libraries of Western Learning for China. Circulation of Western Books between Europe and China in the Jesuit Mission (ca.1650–1750), ii: Formation of Jesuit Libraries. (Louvain: Ferdinand Verbiest Institute K.U. Leuven, 2013), 559 pp. ISBN: 9789082090901

Alexander Statman

in History of Universities: Volume XXIX / 1

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198779919
eISBN:
9780191825927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779919.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses Western book collecting in China during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It draws from Noël Golvers' Libraries of Western Learning for China and its volume Formation of ... More


Ulster-Scots Literature

Frank Ferguson

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter outlines the history of publishing Ulster-Scots vernacular texts in Ulster in the nineteenth century and discusses the parallel activity of the collecting of these materials in Ulster, ... More


“My dearest dearest”—1631–1639

J. Sears McGee

in An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804785464
eISBN:
9780804794282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785464.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Although D’Ewes and his wife expected to enjoy life at Stow Hall after Paul D’Ewes’s death, a series of conflicts with Richard Damport, the rector of Stowlangtoft, produced periods of exile in ... More


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