Title

Thomas James' Ecloga Oxonio-Cantabrigiensis: An Early Printed Union Catalog

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Library History

Volume

22

Issue

1

Publisher

University of Texas Press

Publication Date

1987

First Page

1

Last Page

22

Abstract

Thomas James (1572-1629), first Keeper of the Bodleian Library at Oxford, produced the first printed union catalog of manuscripts. The Ecloga Oxonio-Cantabrigiensis (1600) covers the manuscript holdings of the colleges of the two universities at Oxford and Cambridge. James's methods in dealing systematically with each codex are illustrated by comparing the Ecloga with the 1589 shelflist of Corpus Christi Oxford, and with the 1574/75 register of Matthew Parker's library at Corpus Christi Cambridge. The elements of the Ecloga main entries are analyzed and discussed, as are the indices that provided the necessary access points to the collections.

Comments

Originally published by the University of Texas Press. Publisher's PDF and article fulltext available through remote link via JSTOR.