‘Ye Best Tast of Books & Learning of Any Other Country Gentn’: The Library of Thomas Mostyn of Gloddaith, c.1676–1692

Mary Chadwick, Shaun Evans

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    Abstract

    Using correspondence and library catalogues, this chapter explores the construction of the seventeenth-century library of Sir Thomas Mostyn of Gloddaith, in North Wales. Challenging the widely held notion that members of the Welsh gentry were thoroughly anglicised, we argue that Mostyn’s acquisition and uses of his books and manuscripts show clearly that he was committed to furthering and supporting Welsh history and scholarship, and that he looked beyond England to glean news and texts from Europe and the wider world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLibraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900
    EditorsAnnika Bautz, James Gregory
    Place of PublicationNew York & Abingdon
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
    Chapter5
    Pages87-103
    Number of pages17
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429489600
    ISBN (Print)9781138593190
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2018

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Studies in Cultural History
    PublisherRoutledge

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