Book Collection BAI - Bainbrigg Library/Appleby Grammar School Collection

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Bainbrigg Library/Appleby Grammar School Collection


  • 1504 - 1830 (Creation)

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Book Collection

Extent and medium

849 books

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Biographical history

Headmaster of the grammar school at Appleby, Westmorland. Bainbrigg is also known for his archaeological work in Northern England, including along Hadrian's Wall.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited on indefinate loan by the school governors in 1966. Owned by Appleby Grammar School.

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This collection represents the historical portion of the Library of Appleby Grammar School in Cumbria (formerly in the old county of Westmorland) and has been deposited on indefinite loan. The nucleus of the collection was the personal library of an early headmaster of the school, Reginald Bainbrigg [1545-1612?].Books in this collection range in publication date from the Fifteenth Century to the Twentieth Century. The collection can be searched on the library's catalogue and there is also a printed catalogue by the late Edgar Hinchcliffe, formerly a master at the school, available from the Special Collections reading room.The collection contains predominantly classical, theological, literary and historical works, as well as a number of early sixteenth-century English bindings. There are many sixteenth-century editions of works by classical authors, such as Cicero, while other highlights include several works by the English philosopher and enlightenment thinker John Locke and a 1561 Basel imprint of Martin Luther's Quaestionum Sacrarum.

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No further material is expected to be added to the collection

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UK copyright law applies

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  • English

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Rare Books / Publications

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  • English



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