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Edwards, Edward 1812-1886

Overview
Works: 105 works in 578 publications in 6 languages and 4,627 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography  Catalogs  Sources  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Secretary
Classifications: Z721, 021.009
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Most widely held works about Edward Edwards
 
Most widely held works by Edward Edwards
Libraries and founders of libraries by Edward Edwards( Book )

64 editions published between 1864 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive volume, first published in 1864, covers the history of libraries from classical times to the nineteenth century, principally in England but also further afield. The author was an influential figure in the founding of municipal libraries in nineteenth-century Britain and regarded access to good libraries as crucial to education and civilisation. He emphasises the importance of individual collectors in the building of great libraries, and examines the personal holdings of many writers and scholars as well as members of royal families, the aristocracy, and clergy. Some of these are well known, others less commonly encountered in surveys of library history. Edwards also discusses the subsequent history of these collections, their dispersal or incorporation into other libraries. Other important topics covered by Edwards include the development and organisation of the State Paper Office and Public Records Office from the medieval period onwards
Lives of the founders of the British Museum, with notices of its chief augmentors and other benefactors, 1570-1870 by Edward Edwards( Book )

71 editions published between 1870 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume work covers the period 1570-1870, and is one of several written on book collections by Edward Edwards (1812-1886), whose three-volume Memoirs of Libraries is also reissued in this series. Volume 1 considers the gatherers of the 'foundation collections' of the British Museum. Among them were Henry, Prince of Wales, the son of James I, Sir Robert Cotton (1571-1631), and Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), whose bequest of his collections to George II led directly to the foundation of the Museum by Act of Parliament in 1753. The administrators and early donors to the Museum - archaeologists, travellers and dilettanti such as Sir William Hamilton and the earl of Elgin - are also discussed
Memoirs of libraries: including a handbook of library economy by Edward Edwards( Book )

36 editions published between 1859 and 1978 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir Walter Ralegh. Based on contemporary documents ... Together with his letters; now first collected by Edward Edwards( Book )

19 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liber monasterii de Hyda; comprising a chronicle of the affairs of England, from the settlement of the Saxons to the reign of King Cnut; and a chartulary of the abbey of Hyde, in Hampshire. A.D. 455-1023 by England) Hyde Abbey (Winchester( Book )

40 editions published between 1866 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Edwards (1812-86), librarian, writer and utilitarian, has been described as a founder of modern librarianship. Employed to catalogue the Earl of Macclesfield's library in 1861, he came across the large illuminated manuscript of the chronicle and cartulary that comprise this work, first published in 1866. The Latin text moves chronologically from 455 and the 'Legend of Albina' through six centuries of medieval English history, finishing at 1023 and the reign of King Cnut. Edwards, as editor, displays a librarian's zeal for detail: his extensive introduction provides a thorough history of Hyde Abbey, from foundation to dissolution. In the appendix, English translations of Anglo-Saxon charters and testaments (including those of Alfred the Great and King Eadred - the only known wills of Anglo-Saxon kings) provide further insight into England in the Early Middle Ages
Free town libraries, their formation, management, and history : in Britain, France, Germany & America. Together with brief notices of book-collectors, and of the respective places of deposit of their surviving collections by Edward Edwards( Book )

31 editions published between 1860 and 2010 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important figure in the establishment of free libraries in the United Kingdom, Edward Edwards (1812-1886) wrote this study, first published in 1869, as a handbook intended for promoters and managers of free town libraries. The book outlines the formation and workings of public libraries, beginning with British examples and proceeding to compare the British experience with libraries abroad, especially in America. Edwards presents strong evidence of the increasing number, and improving management, of libraries at this time, and also stresses the strikingly diverse circumstances under which libraries in the United Kingdom and abroad were established. The volume is an important historical document in library studies, and a testimony to Edwards' commitment and contribution to the free library movement which have been an inspiration to later generations of professional librarians
A descriptive list of the Arabic manuscripts acquired by the Trustees of the British Museum since 1894 by British Museum( Book )

11 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of libraries, of museums ; and of archives. by Edward Edwards( Book )

14 editions published between 1885 and 1901 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Napoleon medals : a complete series of the medals struck in France, Italy, Great Britain and Germany, from the commencement of the Empire in 1804, to the Restoration in 1815 by Edward Edwards( Book )

9 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters of the biographical history of the French academy : with an appendix relating to the unpublished monastic chronicle, entitled, Liber de Hyda by Edward Edwards( Book )

6 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Libraries Including a Handbook of Library Economy by Edward Edwards( Book )

18 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of libraries : including a handbook of library economy by Edward Edwards( Book )

19 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monumental work, first published in 1859, covers the history of libraries from classical times to the mid-nineteenth century, in Britain, Europe and America. The author was influential in founding municipal libraries in nineteenth-century Britain and regarded access to good libraries as crucial to education and civilisation. Volume 1, divided by the author into five 'books', is reissued here in two parts. The first two books deal with classical and medieval libraries, examining English and European monastic libraries in depth. Book 3 describes the core collections of the British Museum and other major university, ecclesiastical and public libraries of Britain and Ireland. Book 4 discusses the principal libraries of America and Book 5 those of continental Europe, from France to Hungary and Russia. The final volume (in four 'books') sets out Edwards' views on all aspects of library management, from physical layout and classification to rules and regulations
The duties on paper, advertisements, and newspapers : speech of Mr. Edward Edwards by Edward Edwards( Book )

5 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The administrative economy of the fine arts by Edward Edwards( Book )

3 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Edwards : his association with New South Wales : its present state and future prospects by John Wallace Metcalfe( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statistical review of the principal public libraries of Europe & America by Edward Edwards( Book )

5 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Edward Edwards bibliothécaire, écrivain

Edward Edwards britisk bibliotekar

Edward Edwards Brits bibliothecaris (1812-1886)

Edward Edwards brittisk bibliotekarie

Edwards, Edvardus 1812-1886

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Free town libraries, their formation, management, and history : in Britain, France, Germany & America. Together with brief notices of book-collectors, and of the respective places of deposit of their surviving collectionsMemoirs of Libraries Including a Handbook of Library EconomyMemoirs of libraries : including a handbook of library economy