Riches of the Rylands

Many derive from the superlative collections purchased by Enriqueta Rylands for the magnificent library she founded as a memorial to her husband John. The book features over 150 key items from across the collections.

Riches of the Rylands

Riches of the Rylands

Riches of the Rylands explores and celebrates the outstanding Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library. These collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, maps and visual materials are extraordinarily rich and diverse. They span 5,000 years and six continents, and include almost every format ever used for written communication. Many derive from the superlative collections purchased by Enriqueta Rylands for the magnificent library she founded as a memorial to her husband John. The book features over 150 key items from across the collections. Thirteen thematic chapters contain short essays on individual items by over sixty contributors – curators and experts in particular fields. Every item is beautifully illustrated in full colour and an extended introduction charts the history and context of the collections. Riches of the Rylands will appeal to a broad readership – lovers of books and libraries, and anyone interested in literature, art, history, the history of ideas and collecting.

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Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Rylands Library
Categories: Library catalogs
Type: BOOK - Published: 1899 - Publisher:

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A Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 740
Authors: Library Association. Rare Books Group
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Facet Pub

This revised edition lists approximately 1200 libraries in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, some included for the first time, with details of their rare and special book collections. It covers mainly those printed before 1850, but includes manuscript and modern material where related.
Johnson's Life of Dryden, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Samuel Johnson
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 1895 - Publisher:

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Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Categories: Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

Books about Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Rylands Library
Categories: Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967 - Publisher:

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