All publications


  1. The Cathedral Libraries Catalogue. Books printed before 1701 in the libraries of the Anglican cathedrals of England and Wales. Volume One: Books printed in the British Isles and British America and English books printed elsewhere. By Margaret S.G. McLeod (née Hands) and others. Edited and completed by Karen I. James and David J. Shaw (Editor-in-Chief). London, The British Library / The Bibliographical Society, 1985.
  2. Catalogue of the Law Society’s Mendham Collection, lent to the University of Kent at Canterbury and housed in Canterbury Cathedral Library. Completed and edited by Sheila Hingley and David Shaw from the catalogue of Helen Carron and others. The Law Society, London, 1994. cliv, 500p.
  3. (with John L. Flood:) Johannes Sinapius (1505–1560), Hellenist and physician in Germany and Italy, Geneva, Librairie Droz, 1997, viii + 304p.
  4. David J. Shaw (Editor-in-Chief), and others, The Cathedral Libraries Catalogue. Volume Two: Books printed on the Continent of Europe before 1701 in the libraries of the Anglican Cathedrals of England and Wales. London, The British Library and the Bibliographical Society, 1998, 2 vols, xvi + 1686 p.
  5. David Shaw and Sheila Hingley (and others), Canterbury Cathedral Library: Catalogue of pre-1801 printed books. Adam Matthew Publications, Marlborough, 1998. 24 pp + 17 microfiches.
  6. (with Sarah Gray:) Introduction to rare books librarianship. Module IL36210, BSc Econ/Diploma in Information and Library Studies by Open Learning. University of Wales Aberystwyth, 2001. [14], 24, 29, 36, 30, 32, 35p. ISBN 1 898831 60 2.
    (second edition, Module DS36210, 2007. [18], 30, 33, 42, 36, 38, 40p. ISBN 978-1-906214-23-4)
  7. (with Sarah Gray): Advanced rare books librarianship. Module DS36310 for the BSc Econ/Diploma in Information and Library Studies by Open Learning. University of Wales Aberystwyth. 2003. ISBN 1 898831 80 7

Contributions to books

  1. ‘Notes on some French textura gothic types of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries’, in: A.R.A. Croiset van Uchelen (ed.), Hellinga Festschrift: Forty-three studies in Bibliography presented to Professor Wytze Hellinga, Amsterdam, 1980, 441–446.
  2. ‘Evidence for setting by formes in some early Parisian greek books’, in: D.E. Rhodes et al. (eds), Book production and letters in the Western European Renaissance: Essays in honour of Conor Fahy, London, Modern Humanities Research Association, 1986, pp. 283–90.
  3. ‘German resources in the cathedral libraries’, in: D. Paisey (ed.), German Studies: British resources. Papers presented at a colloquium at the British Library, 25–27 September 1985. London, The British Library, 1986, pp. 103–7.
  4. ‘La publication des Satires de Juvénal en Europe avant 1601’, in: Le livre dans l’Europe de la Renaissance: Actes du XXVIIIe Colloque international d’Etudes humanistes de Tours, ed. P. Aquilon, H.-J. Martin and F. Dupuigrenet Desrousilles. Paris, 1988, pp. 297–304.
  5. ‘Bibliography of writings by Vivienne Mylne’, in: Studies in French fiction in honour of Vivienne Mylne, ed. R.D.D. Gibson. London, 1988, pp. 5–24.
  6. ‘La bibliologie in France’, in: The Book Encompassed: Studies in Twentieth-century Bibliography, ed. Peter Davison, Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN-13: 9780521418782. pp. 206–214. (Paperback: Oak Knoll Press & St. Paul’s Bibliographies, 1998. ISBN 13: 9781884718632)
  7. ‘The Lyons counterfeit of Aldus’s italic type: a new chronology’, In: The Italian book 1465–1800: Studies presented to Dennis E. Rhodes on his 70th birthday, edited by Denis V. Reidy, The British Library, London, 1993, pp. 117–133.
  8. ‘Vellum wrappers from a sixteenth-century Antiphoner’, p. xxxvi–xl, in: Catalogue of additions to the manuscripts: The Yelverton Collection, The British Library, London, 1994.
  9. ‘Books belonging to William Warham, archdeacon of Canterbury, c. 1504–1532’, in: Bookbindings & other bibliophily. Essays in honour of Anthony Hobson, ed. D.E. Rhodes. Edizioni Valdonega, Verona, 1994, p. 277–86 . [Pre-print pdf]
  10. David J. Shaw and Sarah Gray, ‘James Abree (1691? – 1768) : Canterbury’s first “modern” printer’, in: The Reach of print : Making, selling and reading books, ed. P. Isaac and B. McKay, Winchester, St Paul’s Bibliographies, 1998. Pp. 21–36. [Pre-print pdf]
  11. The Oxford Movement : Nineteenth-century books and pamphlets in Canterbury Cathedral Library, compiled by Brian Hogben and Jonathan Harrison, with an Historical Introduction by Canon Michael Chandler. [Typesetting and indexes by David Shaw.] (Canterbury Sources 1). Canterbury, 1999. 96 p. ISBN 0950 13922 X.
  12. ‘Canterbury’s external links: book-trade relations at the regional and national level in the eighteenth century’, in: The mighty engine: the printing press and its impact, ed. P. Isaac and B. McKay, Winchester, St Paul’s Bibliographies, 2000. Pp. 107–119. ISBN 1-873040-61-X. [Pre-print pdf]
  13. In Foreign Parts : Books and pamphlets on the world beyond Western Europe printed before 1900 in Canterbury Cathedral Library, compiled by Helen Southwood, revised by David Shaw, with an Introduction by Glenn Bowman. (Canterbury Sources 2). Canterbury, 2000. 128 p. ISBN 0950 13923 8.
  14. The Slave Trade Books and pamphlets on slavery and its abolition printed before 1900 in Canterbury Cathedral Library, compiled by Clare Gathercole, revised by David Shaw, with a Historical Introduction by David Turley. (Canterbury Sources 3). Canterbury, 2001. 128 p. ISBN 0950 13924 6.
  15. ‘French-language publishing in London to 1900’. In: Foreign-language printing in London, 1500–1900, edited by Barry Taylor (Boston Spa & London: The British Library, 2002). 282 pages, 234 x 156 mm, 30 b/w ills, hardback (pp. 101–22). ISBN 0-7123-1128-9. £30.00. Download PDF.
  16. ‘French émigrés in the London booktrade to 1850’. Pp. 127–143 in: The London book trade: Topographies of print in the metropolis from the sixteenth century, edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris and Giles Mandelbrote. Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2003, xvi, 185 p. ISBN 0-7123-4832-8. (Paper given at a conference on the London booktrade, November 2002). [Pre-print PDF]
  17. ‘Retail distribution networks in East Kent in the eighteenth century’. Pp. 197–205, in: Worlds of Print: Diversity in the book trade, edited by John Hinks and Catherine Armstrong. British Library & Oak Knoll Press, 2006. xiii + 240 pp. ISBN 0-7123-4937-5. (Paper given at the annual British Book Trade History conference, University of Edinburgh, July 2004). [Pre-print pdf]
  18. ‘The Book Trade comes of age: the sixteenth century’. Chapter 16, pp. 220–231, in: Blackwell Companion to the History of the Book, ed. Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose, Blackwell Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 9781405127653, ISBN10: 1405127651.
  19. ‘Interpreting Europe’s printed cultural heritage: the rôle of the Consortium of European Research Libraries (il CERL e il patrimonio culturale del libro in Europa)’. In: «Navigare nei mari dell’umano sapere»: Biblioteche e circolazione libraria nel Trentino e nell’Italia del XVIII secolo, Atti del convegno di studio (Rovereto, 25–27 ottobre 2007), a cura di Giancarlo Petrella. Provincia autonoma di Trento, Soprintendenza per i beni librari e archivistici, 2008, 47–57.
  20. Шоу, Давид, Масевич Андрей Цезаревич. Данные о провенансе старопечатных книг на вебсайте Европейских научных библиотек // Машиночитаемая каталогизация старопечатной книги: Материалы обучающих семинаров, прошедших в Российской национальной библиотеке в рамках сотрудничества с Консорциумом европейских научных библиотек (CERL) в 2006 – 2008 гг. Saint-Petersburg, 2009, p. 104–115.
    [(with Masevich Andrei Ts.): ‘Provenance information on the CERL website’. In: Machine readable cataloguing of old print books: materials of training workshops held in the National Library of Russia in cooperation with Consortium of European Research Libraries in 2006–2008. Saint-Petersburg: National Library of Russia, 2009. pp. 104–115.]
  21. Contribution to an edition of: Peter Forsskål, Thoughts on Civil Liberty / Tankar om borgerliga friheten (1759). Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2009. ISBN 73533607. [Edited and translated by David Goldberg, Gunilla Jonsson, Helena Jäderblom, Gunnar Persson and Thomas von Vegesack, assisted by David Shaw.]
  22. Contributor to The Oxford Companion to the Book, edited by Michael F. Suarez and H.R. Woudhuysen. Oxford University Press (2010). 2 vols, lxv, 1327 p. ISBN 978-0-19-860653-6.
  23. ‘Who owned this book? Provenance studies in the European dimension’, in: Summer School in the Study of Old Books: Proceedings, Zadar: Sceuciliste u Zadru / University of Zadar (2010), ISBN 978-953-7237-64-6, pp. 157–171; paper given at Summer School in Old Books, Department Of Library And Information Sciences, University Of Zadar, Croatia, September 2009. [download ebook]
  24. ‘Book trade practices in early sixteenth-century Paris : Pierre Vidoue (1516–1543)’, pp. 335–46 in: The Book Triumphant: Print in Transition in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, ed. Malcolm Walsby & Graeme Kemp.(Leiden: Brill, 2011). xvi + 378 pp. ISBN 9789004207233.
  25. (with Sarah Griffin) ‘William Somner and his books: provenance evidence for the networks of a seventeenth-century Canterbury antiquarian’, in: Kentish Book Culture: Writers, Archives, Libraries and Sociability c.1400–1660, edited by Claire Bartram, Peter Lang, 2020, pp. 233–285.

Edited books

  1. ‘Introduction’. In: Books beyond frontiers: the need for international collaboration in national retrospective bibliography. Papers presented on 8 November 2002 at the Bibliopolis Conference on ‘The Future history of the book’ hosted by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague. Edited by David J. Shaw. London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2003 (CERL Papers III). x, 49 p. ISBN 0-9541535-1-0.
  2. European Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age: Creation, Access and Preservation. Papers presented on 13 November 2003 at the CERL conference hosted by the National Library of Russia, St Petersburg. Edited by David J. Shaw. London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2004 (CERL Papers IV). viii, 64 p. ISBN 0-9541535-1-0.
  3. Books and their owners: Provenance information and the European cultural heritage. Papers presented on 12 November 2004 at the CERL conference hosted by the National Library of Scotland. Edited by David J. Shaw. London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2005 (CERL Papers V). xiv + 104 pp. ISBN 0-9541535-3-7.
  4. Many into one: Problems and opportunities in creating shared catalogues of older books. Papers presented on 11 November 2005 at the CERL conference hosted by the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Rome. Edited by David J. Shaw. London, Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2006 (CERL Papers VI). viii + 126 p. ISBN 0-9541535-5-3.
  5. Imprints and owners: Recording the cultural geography of Europe. Papers presented on 10 November 2006 at the CERL Seminar hosted by the National Széchényi Library, Budapest. Edited by David J. Shaw. London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2007 (CERL Papers VII). v + 84p. 13-digit ISBN 978-0-9541535-6-4, 10-digit ISBN 0-9541535-6-1.
  6. Script, print and the internet: the early-modern book and its readers. Papers presented on 9 November 2007 at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Universitetsbibliothek, Uppsala. Edited by David J. Shaw. London, Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2009 (CERL Papers VIII). vi + 73p. ISBN 978-09541535-7-1.
  7. Linking the worlds of script and print: catalogues of European manuscripts and early printed books. Papers presented on 7 November 2008, at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, and Papers presented on 18 June 2009, at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Academic Library of Tallinn University. Edited by David J. Shaw. London, Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2009. (CERL Papers IX). vi + 77p. ISBN 978-0-9541535-8-8.
  8. Urban Networks and the Printing Trade in Early Modern Europe (15th-18th century). Papers presented on 6 November 2009 at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels. Edited by Renaud Adam, Ann Kelders, Claude Sorgeloos and David J. Shaw. London, Consortium of European Research Libraries, 2010 (CERL Papers X). x + 142 p. ISBN 978-0-9541535-9-5.
  9. Virtual visits to lost libraries: reconstruction of and access to dispersed collections. Papers presented on 5 November 2010 at the CERL Seminar hosted by the Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen. Edited by Ivan Boserup and David J. Shaw. London: Consortium of European Research Libraries / Copenhagen: The Royal Library of Denmark (2011) (CERL Papers XI). [8] + 171 p. ISBN 978-0-9569996-0-3.


  1. ‘More about the “dramatic satyre”’, Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, xxx, 1968, 301–325.
  2. ‘The first English editions of Horace, Juvenal and Persius’, The Library, 5, xxv, 1970, 219–225.
  3. ‘The Brescia press of A. and J. Britannicus and their Juvenal of 1501’, Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1971, 99–95.
  4. ‘A French view of the A2 in the sixteenth century’, Cantium, 3, 1971, 82–86.
  5. ‘Four early Parisian Juvenals’, Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1972, 142–147.
  6. ‘A sampling theory for bibliographical research’, The Library, 5, xxvii, 1972, 310–319.
  7. ‘Badius’s octavo editions of the classics’, Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1973, 276-281.
  8. ‘ALLC International Meeting 1973 – an inside view’, Bulletin of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, vol.2, 1, 1974, 41–42.
  9. ‘MSS – Manuscript Stemma Simulator’, Bulletin of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, vol.2, 2, 1974, 27–29.
  10. ‘Statistical analysis of dialect boundaries’, Computers and the Humanities, 8, 1974, 173–177.
  11. ‘Books printed by Pierre Vidoue in 24° format’, Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1974, 117–122.
  12. ‘A phonological interpretation of two acoustic confusion matrices’, Perception and Psychophysics, 17, 1975, 537–542.
  13. ‘Early Parisian editions of the works of Coquillart’, Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1976, 213-217.
  14. ‘Les Tumuli Francisci Primi de Théodore de Bèze’, Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, xl, 1978, 567–573.
  15. ‘Books printed by Antoine Caillaut in the sixteenth century’, Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1979, 140–142.
  16. English translation of: J.-F. Gilmont, ‘Printers by the rules’, The Library, 6, ii, 1980, 129–155.
  17. ‘Standardization of type sizes in France in the early sixteenth century’, The Library, 6, iii, 1981, 330–336.
  18. (With B.J.T. Morgan) ‘Statistical analysis of data from The Survey of English Dialects’, Lore and Language, iii, 1982, 14–29.
  19. ‘Two sixteenth-century versions of a Petrarch sonnet’, French Studies Bulletin, vi, 1983, 3–5.
  20. ‘The Cathedral Libraries Catalogue’, Library Association Rare Books Group Newsletter, xxi, 1983, 11–15.
  21. ‘A computer-based catalogue of books in Canterbury Cathedral Library’, Program, xviii, 1984, 231–239.
  22. ‘Electronic book production’, University Computing, viii, 1985, 80–84.
  23. ‘Fingerprints and bibliography: about Pierre Vidoue’, Nouvelles des empreintes / Fingerprint Newsletter, ii, 1985, p.40 (also pp. 13 and 24).
  24. (with Mary Lucas) ‘The Crundale Rectorial Library (a collection at Wye College’, Libraries Bulletin, University of London, 35, 1985, 23–24. [download scanned text]
  25. ‘Ornementation typographique et bibliographie matérielle’, report of a conference held at the Université de l’Etat de Mons, Belgium, August, 1987; in: Nouvelles du livre ancien, 52, October 1987, p.5.
  26. ‘“Ars formularia”: neo-Latin synonyms for printing’, The Library, 6, xi, 1989, 220-30.
  27. ‘Crumhorns and shawms’, Kent Society Bulletin, 14, January 1990, 16–17.
  28. ‘A five-piece wind band in 1518’, Galpin Society Journal, xliii, 1990, 60–67.
  29. ‘MARC catalogues of early-printed books at the University of Kent’, Program, 25, no. 4, October 1991, pp.339–347.
  30. ‘A new CALL laboratory at the University of Kent’, ReCALL, 4, May 1991, pp. 2–4.
  31. ‘New dates in the career of Simon Du Bois, Reformation printer, Paris, 1523–1529’, The Yale University Library Gazette, 67, no. 2, 1992, pp. 32–36. [Online]
  32. [with John Flood], ‘The price of the pox in 1527 : Johannes Sinapius and the guaiac cure’, Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, liv, no. 3, 1992, pp. 691–707.
  33. ‘Using HyperShell to create a hypertext guide to the poems of Maurice Scève (1544)’, Computer-Assisted Language Learning: an International Journal, vol. 5, part 3, 1992, pp. 147–154.
  34. ‘Setting up a new CALL Lab at the University of Kent’, Computers and Language, ed. Caroline Davis and Marilyn Deegan, Office for Humanities Communication Publications, no. 2, December 1992, pp. 21–26.
  35. ‘Computer-based catalogues of early-printed books at the University of Kent at Canterbury’, in: L. Balsamo, ‘Bibliografia retrospettiva’, La Bibliofilia, xcv, 1993, pp. 175–180.
  36. ‘Two unrecorded incunables: Rouen, circa 1497, and Lyons, circa 1500’, The British Library Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, 1993, pp. 1–10. [Full text (PDF)]
  37. ‘Cataloguing rare books on-line’, in The Law Librarian, vol. 24, no. 4, pp.187–191, December 1993.
  38. ‘Use of Printed Quire and Sheet Letters in Sixteenth-Century France’, The Library, 6th series, 17, iv, December 1995, pp. 311–320.
  39. ‘Unrecorded French Incunables in the Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena’, The Library, sixth series, XIX, no. 3, 1997, pp. 197–220. [Full text (PDF)]
  40. ‘Clément Marot’s humanist contacts in Ferrara’, French Studies, 51, no. 3, July 1998, pp. 279–290. [Online]
  41. ‘Quire numbers in books printed by Antoine Aussourd’, The Library, 6th series, 20, no. 4, December 1998, pp. 364–366. [Full text (PDF)]
  42. ‘The lost first editions of Gabriel Meurier’s Colloques ou nouvelle invention de propos familiers, printed by Plantin, 1556–7’, Quaerendo, 29/1 (1999), 41–51.
  43. ‘Andreas Belfortis, first printer in Ferrara: a revised chronology of his output, 1471–1478’, La Bibliofilia, 105/1 (2003). 3–25. ISSN: 0006-0941. [Online]
  44. ‘An unrecorded STC item: Johannes de Garlandia’s Multorum vocabulorum equivocorum interpretatio, Paris, 1502’. The Library, 7th series, 5, no. 4, December 2004, 359–69. ISSN: 0024-2160 (online version: 1744-8581). [Abstract]   [Full text (PDF)]
  45. ‘Serialisation of Moll Flanders in The London Post and The Kentish Post, 1722’. The Library, 7th series, 8, no. 2 (June 2007) 182–192. ISSN: 0024-2160 (online version: 1744-8581). [Abstract] [PDF of full text]
  46. ‘Pastor Joseph Mendhams bibliotek’ [The Library of the Reverend Joseph Mendham], Biblis 44, Vintern 2008/09, 45–55. [Original English text (PDF file)]
  47. ‘Two books from the library of Sir Hans Sloane’, Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Library News, Newsletter 47, Autumn 2010, pp. [4]–[5].
  48. ‘An English bookseller’s device used in Paris in c. 1512’, The Library, 7th series, 11, no. 4 (December 2010) 468–73. [Abstract]  
  49. ‘Parochial libraries in Kent’, Library & Information History, 27, no. 4 (December 2011) 239–45. Print ISSN: 1758-3489. Online ISSN: 1758-3497. DOI 10.1179/175834911X13131454744950. [Pre-print version]
    A paper given at a conference on ‘Parochial Libraries: past, present & future’ in the Great Hall, Lambeth Palace, London, Monday 26 April 2010.
  50. ‘Editions of the classics printed by the Officina Plantiniana in 24° format’, De Gulden Passer. Tijdschrift voor boekwetenschap, 89, no. 2 (2011) 249–255. [PDF file (785 KB)]
  51. ‘A unidentified French incunable: Sir John Mandeville, Le lapidaire en francoys, [Lyon, c.1495–1496]’, The Electronic British Library Journal, eBLJ (2012) article 6, pp.1–9.
  52. ‘Lambeth Books – An Illustrated Lecture’, Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library News, Newsletter 51, Autumn 2012, p. 4. (Review of lecture by Professor James Carley)
  53. ‘The Chapter Library of Canterbury Cathedral during the Parliamentary Interregnum’,  Canterbury Cathedral Chronicle (Canterbury: 2013) pp. 26–29. [Download PDF]
  54. ‘Italian incunables in  Canterbury Cathedral Library’, La Bibliofilia, CXV, i (2013) pp. 205–215. [Download PDF]
  55. ‘Binding fragment discoveries in Canterbury Cathedral Archives’, Cathedral Libraries and Archives Association Newsletter, Winter 2013, 5–6. [Download PDF]
  56. ‘One book, five printers: Shared printing in early sixteenth-century Paris (Franciscus Lichetus, Commentaria, Paris, 1520)’,  Le Bulletin du bibliophile, 2013, no. 2, 267–288. [Download pre-print version]
  57. ‘Canterbury Cathedral’s oldest printed item: Der Ackerman von Böhmen (1463)’, Picture This, Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archive, 1 January 2014. [Link]
  58. `The Revd Robert Hunt of Reculver and Jamestown, Virginia’, Canterbury Cathedral Archive and Library Newsletter, 55, October 2015, p. 3. [Blog]
  59. ‘The one-pull press and printing on half sheets’, Houghton Library Blog, 27 May 2016. [Link]
  60. ‘Cornetts and sackbuts in Canterbury Cathedral at the Restoration (1660)’. Southern Early Music Forum Newsletter, December 2016, p. 6. [Blog]
  61. ‘Unlocking the Chest: financial record-keeping at Canterbury Cathedral in the late 17th century’, Cathedral Libraries and Archives Association Newsletter, Winter 2016, pp.21–22. [Blog]
  62. ‘John Mower, vicar of Tenterden in the late fifteenth century: his will, his career and his library’, The Library 18 (2) (June 2017): 152–174. [Read online]
  63. ‘Printed material in the Cathedral Archives’, Canterbury Cathedral Archive and Library Newsletter, 58, Winter 2018, p. 4–5. [Read online]
  64. ‘The Library’s five 1763 Baskerville Bibles’, Newsletter 59, Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library, Summer 2019, pp. 10–11. [read online]
  65. ‘What happened to the sackbuts and cornetts at Canterbury Cathedral?’. Southern Early Music Forum Newsletter, March 2020, p. 5.
  66. ‘When was Canterbury Cathedral’s medieval library demolished?’, Archaeologia Cantiana, 142, 2021, pp. 321–326. [Download PDF]


David Shaw’s Blog on the history of the book, early music, the history of Canterbury Cathedral Library and its collections.

  1. Cornetts and sackbuts in Canterbury Cathedral at the Restoration
  2. Rats in the organ at Canterbury Cathedral in 1674
  3. Two books from the library of Sir Hans Sloane
  4. The Canterbury Christmas Day riots, 1647
  5. Financial record-keeping at Canterbury Cathedral in the late 17th century
  6. The Revd Robert Hunt of Reculver (Kent) and Jamestown (Virginia)
  7. From prison in Philadelphia to a canonry at Canterbury Cathedral
  8. Did Canterbury Cathedral Library chain its books in the seventeenth century?
  9. The dung heap in St George’s Lane
  10. A military guard for the Canterbury Playhouse in 1744
  11. Printed books surviving from Canterbury medieval libraries
  12. Canterbury Cathedral Library’s five copies of the 1763 Baskerville Bible
  13. An attempt to acquire a book for Canterbury Cathedral Library in 1628
  14. Three Canterbury shopkeepers in 1792
  15. Moving house in the eighteenth century

Other blog posts

  1. ‘The one-pull press and printing on half sheets’, Houghton Library Blog, 27 May 2016. [Link]
  2. ‘The Cathedral Library’s oldest printed item, printed in Gutenberg’s type’, A History of the Book in 20 Books from the Cathedral’s Collections, no. 5, 2021. [Link]
  3. ‘Cashing in on a new invention: Aldus Manutius, italic type and small-format books’, A History of the Book in 20 Books from the Cathedral’s Collections, no. 7, 2021. [Link]