UL Library Catalogue Links
- The anatomy of melancholy : vvhat it is, vvith all the kindes, cavses, symptomes, prognostickes, and severall cvres of it : in three maine partitions with their seuerall sections, members, and subsections, by Robert Burton (Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, 1621) E.9.18
- De Vita Francisci Xaverii : qui primus è Societate Iesv in Indiam & Iaponiam Euangelium inuexit : libri sex, by Orazio Torsellino (Antwerp: Printed by Joachim Trognesius, 1596) I.17.14
- A tale of a tub : written for the universal improvement of mankind: To which is added, an account of a battel between the antient and modern books in St. James’s Library. by Johnathan Swift, (London: Printed for John Nutt, near Stationers-Hall, 1704, 3rd Ed.) E.10.3
- Rervm Brabanticarvm libri XIX, by Petreus Divaeus (Antwerp: Printed by Hieronymus Verdussen, 1610) A.17.1
- Expectatissime & Suo Merito Laudatissime, In Quattuor Sententiarum Libros Questionum Plurimarum Resolutiones: & Exactissime Decisiones, by Durandus of Saint-Pourcain (Paris: Published by Jean Petit, 1508) H.2.10
- De Traditionibus Apostolicis et Tacitis Partes Tres : Vnà cum Prolegomenis et Appendicibus, ad Planiorem Omnium in his Partibus Comprehensorum Declarationem Adiectis, by Hermann Hamelmann (Basel, 1568) Q.2.6
- The first and second volumes of Chronicles : comprising 1. The description and historie of England, 2. The description and historie of Ireland, 3. The description and historie of Scotland, by Raphael Holinshed (London: Printed by Henry Denham, 1587) F.17.48
- A Good Eye: Future Archbishop William King (1650–1729) in the west of Ireland.
- Bolton Library: Bolted On: A leaf of fragmented manuscript text survives inside a 17th century binding.
- Bolton Library ‘The Unlimited Virtue of Books’: A contemporary reference to a new invention… on the penultimate leaf!
- Bookbindings in the Bolton Library: A closer look at a 16th century roll binding from the Bolton Library.
- Conservation insights: moving the Bolton Library: The Bolton Library comprises almost two-thirds of a kilometre of shelving.
- Leopards and lions abound in Paris: The title pages and devices of Jean Petit (active 1492–1530).
- Miniatures in the Bolton Library: Get the magnifying class! These miniature books range in size from 5 cm all the way down to 0.5 mm.
- The Bolton Library: Introduction to the Bolton Library Collection at UL.
Further Reading on our Website
- Access our Research Guide for the Bolton Library.
- Browse our Bolton Library Research Themes A-Z.
- Information is provided here on how to search the Bolton Collection on the library catalogue.
- We have comprised an A-Z list of Online Resources which can be accessed here.
- We have also created a Glossary for Rare Books which can be accessed here.
Three published catalogues have been produced throughout the Bolton Library’s lifetime:
- Catalogue of the Library of the Dean and Chapter of Cashel (Dublin, 1873) The least comprehensive of the three, this catalogue details less than 50% of the collection. It does have one advantage in that it has been digitised in full and is available online.
- Jean Miller’s Catalogue of the Cashel Diocesan Library, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland (Boston, 1973) Jean Miller worked in difficult conditions to produce this catalogue, working in situ in Cashel photostatting the library’s card catalogue. She added her own notes and findings in places, to produce an invaluable picture of the library as it existed in the late 20th century.
- Robert Matteson’s A Large Private Park (Cambridge, 2003) Robert Matteson’s catalogue focuses solely on items collected by Archbishop William King, an estimated 5000 of which are now in the Bolton Library.
Online catalogues and digitised texts
- For those volumes contained in the Bolton which were printed, principally in the British Isles and/or in the English language before 1801. Digital copies may be available to view through the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), British Library.
- Users may also wish to consult the Incunabla Short Title Catalogue (ISTC), British Library for works printed in any language before the year 1500.
- European manuscript and archival collections arranged by country, Marian Lefferts, Executive Manager at the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL)
- Other texts owned by Archbishop William King are held by The Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library, Ulster University Magee Campus.
- For other collections related to the Church of Ireland, view the Representative Church Body (RCB) Library, Dublin.
Further reading and archive collections relating to Archbishop William King
- Robert S Matteson and Gayle Barton, ‘A large private park: the collection of Archbishop William King 1650–1729‘, (Cambridge, 2003).
- Philip O’Regan, ‘Archbishop William King of Dublin (1650–1729) and the constitution in church and state‘, (Dublin, 2000).
- Early catalogue of Archbishop William King’s library, Manuscript Department, Trinity College Dublin.
- For other archival collections relating to King held in the UK, see summary by the National Archives, UK.
Online resources relating to rare books
- Incunabla: The Art & History of Printing in Western Europe, c. 1450–1500, Library of Congress
Other rare book libraries and resources in Ireland and the UK
- Cathedral Archives, Libraries & Collections Association (CALCA)
- Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS), Limerick
- The Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library, Ulster University Magee Campus
- Marsh’s Library, Dublin
- Robinson Library, Armagh
- St Canice’s Library, Maynooth University
- Collection Information
- The Anatomy of Melancholy
- De Vita Francisci Xaverii
- A Tale of a Tub
- Rervm Brabanticarvm libri XIX
- Expectatissime & Suo Merito Laudatissime
- De Traditionibus Apostolicis et Tacitis Partes Tres
- The Description and Historie of England, Ireland & Scotland
- Further Reading and Resources