Books, Borrowers, and Shareholders. Scottish Circulating and Subscription Libraries before 1825. A Survey and Listing.

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This history of the development of subscription and circulating libraries pays special attention to their administration, updating and improving on works from the 1950's and 1960's that surveyed these topics. These libraries were valuable assets, storing and sharing knowledge and escapist fiction, both reacting to and changing 18th and early 19th century Scotland culture. Appendices include tables, lists, locations, names and dates of the formation of libraries and book clubs. LIKE NEW. Edinburgh Bibliographical Society in Association with The National Library of Scotland. 2012. Hb. $165.00