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there has been definitely a suite of books at Lincoln Cathedral within the 12th century, and its origins have been maybe prior nonetheless; yet little curiosity turns out to were taken in increase the library till the second one half the 17th century, with the appointment in 1660 of the bibliophile Michael Honywood, a Fellow of Christ's collage, Cambridge, as Dean. the current Wren Library's number of a few 8,000 published books is predicated principally on his deepest library, bequeathed to the Dean and bankruptcy of Lincoln on his demise in 1681. a lot of Honywood's library used to be prepare in the course of seventeen years of voluntary exile within the Low international locations from 1643. it truly is hence wealthy in 16th- and seventeenth-century continental literature, together with infrequent Italian performs, eu pamphlets and broadsides analyzing the English political scenario, a set of Dutch ballads, and plenty of non secular books and tracts. the sumptuous English assortment contains 1600 STC goods, and 2,650 published among 1641 and 1700, over a hundred of which aren't recorded in Wing. moreover there are a few a hundred incunables. this whole catalogue of books published prior to 1801 is the 1st given that 1859, and provides the aspect and precision required by way of sleek students, bibliographers and libraries. Titles are given at a few size to point topic insurance, and layout, pagination, and information of illustrations are recorded. notes which books belonged to Honywood, whose significance as a collector is therefore proven. a suite of concordances keyed to the most entries covers STC, Wing, Adams, and Goff.