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Word, Image, Music

Essays on the Treasures of the Pepys Library, Cambridge

By (author) M.E.J. Hughes


Released 8th Feb 2021
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  • Illuminates the fascinating and idiosyncratic library of diarist Samuel Pepys, a lifelong bibliophile and collector, and a figure of considerable interest himself
  • Offers a unique opportunity to appreciate these holdings - rarely seen by anyone outside of Magdalene College, Cambridge - up close
  • Written and compiled by experts in their fields, in such a way as to make the collection engaging and accessible to all
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Samuel Pepys's famous library, a remarkable collection of over 3,000 items and a rare surviving example of a private 17th century library, was willed by Pepys to Magdalene College, Cambridge. This celebratory volume has been edited by the Pepys Librarian and President of Magdalene College, Dr M.E.J. Hughes, in tribute to her predecessor Dr Richard Luckett (Pepys Librarian 1982-2012). Contributions from eminent scholars, including Professor Sir Jonathan Bate, Professor Helen Cooper, Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries and Professor James Raven, focus on items housed in the Pepys Library and on the illuminating narrative of how the collection was conceived and developed by its idiosyncratic owner.
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
8th Feb 2021
Paperback / softback
279 mm x 196 mm
144 Pages
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