The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (1650) eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 37 pages of information about The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (1650).

[Footnote 8:  “John Durie’s Reformed Librarie-Keeper and Its Author’s Career as a Librarian,” The Library, 1st ser. 4 (1892), 82.]

[Footnote 9:  Ruth Shepard Granniss, “Biographical Sketch,” The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (Chicago:  A.C.  McClurg & Co., 1906), 31-32.]

[Footnote 10:  See “John Durie’s Reformed Librarie-Keeper,” 83.]

[Footnote 11:  Richard Garnett, “Librarianship in the Seventeenth Century,” in his Essays in Librarianship and Bibliography (New York:  F.P.  Harper, 1899), 187.]


The Reformed Librarie Keeper With a Supplement to the Reformed School (1650) is reproduced from the copy in the Folger Shakespeare Library (Shelf Mark D2882/Bd w/D2883).  A typical type page (p. 7) measures 107 x 56 mm.  Not reproduced here are two additional parts in the original volume:  An Idea of Mathematicks by John Pell and The description of one of the chiefest Libraries which is in Germanie, attributed either to Julius Scheurl or J. Schwartzkopf.


With a Supplement to the


As subordinate to Colleges in Universities.



Whereunto is added

I. An idea of Mathematicks.

II.  The description of one of the chiefest Libraries which is in Germanie, erected and ordered by one of the most Learned Princes in Europe.


Printed by William Du-Gard, and are to bee sold by Rob.  Littleberrie at the sign of the Unicorn in Little Britain. 1650.

To the Reader.

Learned Reader!

These Tracts are the fruits of som of my Sollicitations and Negotiations for the advancement of Learning.  And I hope they may in time becom somwhat effectual to rais thy Spirit to the exspectation of greater things, which may bee raised upon such grounds as these.  All which are but preparatives towards that perfection which wee may exspect by the advancement of the Kingdom of Christ, wherein the Communion of Saints, by the graces of the Spirit, will swallow up all these poor Rudiments of knowledg, which wee now grope after by so manie helps; and till then in those endeavors I rest in the Truth.

Thy faithfull and
  unwearied servant


A SUPPLEMENT TO THE Reformed School.

Loving freind!

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