Reassessing Anne Clifford’s Books: The Discovery of a New Manuscript Inventory

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Abstract

Anne Clifford's book collection has long been at the forefront of scholarship on early modern women's reading practices and book accquistition.1 The discovery of a manuscript inventory of 109 books from Clifford's library in Appleby Castle makes a significant contribution to this scholarship, and it also enhances our understanding of book ownership by men and women in the seventeenth century more generally.  This list of Anne Clifford's books is found bound in a manuscript of estate records, "Book of Writing, E" commissioned by Clifford's.........
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-41
Number of pages41
JournalPapers of the Bibliographical Society of America
Volume115
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

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