Canterbury Cathedral

My publications on Canterbury Cathedral Library and its collections 

  • ‘When was Canterbury Cathedral’s medieval library demolished?’, Archaeologia Cantiana, 142, 2021, pp. 321–326.
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  • ‘What happened to the sackbuts and cornetts at Canterbury Cathedral?’. Southern Early Music Forum Newsletter, March 2020, p. 5.
  • ‘An attempt to acquire a book for Canterbury Cathedral Library in 1628’. August 2019. [Blog]
  • ‘The Library’s five 1763 Baskerville Bibles’, Newsletter 59, Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library, Summer 2019, pp. 10–11. [read online]
    ‘Canterbury Cathedral Library’s five copies of the 1763 Baskerville Bible’. 2019.  [Blog]
  • ‘Printed material in the Cathedral Archives’, Canterbury Cathedral Archive and Library Newsletter, 58, Winter 2018, p. 4–5. [read online]
  • ‘Printed books surviving from Canterbury medieval libraries’. 2018. [Blog]
  • ‘Did Canterbury Cathedral Library chain its books in the seventeenth century?’ 2017. [Blog]
  • ‘From prison in Philadelphia to a canonry at Canterbury Cathedral’. 2017. [Blog]
  • Cornetts and sackbuts in Canterbury Cathedral at the Restoration (1660)’. Southern Early Music Forum Newsletter, December 2016, p. 6. [Blog]
  • ‘Financial record-keeping at Canterbury Cathedral in the late 17th century’. 2016. [Blog]
  • The Revd Robert Hunt of Reculver and Jamestown, Virginia’, Canterbury Cathedral Archive and Library Newsletter, 55, October 2015, p. 3. [Link] [Blog]
  • ‘Canterbury Cathedral’s oldest printed item: Der Ackerman von Böhmen (1463)’, Picture This, Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archive, 1 January 2014. [Link]
  • ‘Binding fragment discoveries in Canterbury Cathedral Archives’, Cathedral Libraries and Archives Association Newsletter, Winter 2013, 5–6. [Download PDF]. See also CCA Add Ms 127 and 129
  • ‘Italian incunables in  Canterbury Cathedral Library’, La Bibliofilia, CXV, i (2013) pp. 205–215. [Download PDF]
  • ‘The Chapter Library of Canterbury Cathedral during the Parliamentary Interregnum’,  Canterbury Cathedral Chronicle (Canterbury: 2013) pp. 26–29. [Download PDF]
  • ‘Lambeth Books – An Illustrated Lecture’, Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library News, Newsletter 51, Autumn 2012, p. 4. (Review of lecture by Professor James Carley)
  • ‘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.
  • ‘Two books from the library of Sir Hans Sloane’, Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Library News, Newsletter 47, Autumn 2010, pp. [4]–[5]. [Link] [Blog]
  • ‘Pastor Joseph Mendhams bibliotek’ [The Library of the Reverend Joseph Mendham], Biblis 44, Vintern 2008/09, 45–55. [Original English text (PDF file)]
  • ‘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]
  • 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.
  • 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. 128p. ISBN 0950 13923 8.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ‘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.
  • ‘MARC catalogues of early-printed books at the University of Kent’, Program, 25, no. 4, October 1991, pp.339–347.
  • 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.
  • ‘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.
  • (with Mary Lucas) ‘The Crundale Rectorial Library (a collection at Wye College)’, Libraries Bulletin, University of London, 35, 1985, 23–24. [download scanned text (PDF)]
  • ‘A computer-based catalogue of books in Canterbury Cathedral Library’, Program, xviii, 1984, 231–239.
  • ‘The Cathedral Libraries Catalogue’, Library Association Rare Books Group Newsletter, xxi, 1983, 11–15.