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Special Collections Division: John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH [Map]
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Governing Body or responsible institution. The University of Manchester
Function. University library with special collections.
Subjects. Broad subject coverage in the arts, humanities, medicine, sciences and social sciences, excluding agriculture and veterinary sciences.
Access. Main Library: Access enquiries to the Library Membership Department (0161/275-3789). All bona fide scholars unable to gain access to literature elsewhere are admitted on evidence of status and need; for sustained access there is an external membership scheme for which there is a charge. Special Collections: Prior written application is usually required although immediate admission may 5 sometimes be possible on production of a letter of introduction and/or formal proof of identity. Additional identification or authorization may be requested where the member wishes to consult especially rare books or manuscripts, or certain deposited collections. Admission is free. Opening hours: It is advised that prospective visitors should check opening hours with the Library Membership Department (0161/275-3789) in advance of a visit. Main Library: Normal facilities: Semesters Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 9.30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Christmas Break and Summer Vacation Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Easter Break Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 9.30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Special Collections Division: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Library closed Bank Holidays (except May Day and Spring Bank Holiday see above) and 24 December - 1 January inclusive.
Special facilities. Photocopiers (self-service in Main Library; copying carried out by library staff in Special Collections); microfilm and microfiche readers; photographic service. Computer clusters and online/CD-ROM information retrieval services available in the Main Library to members of the University of Manchester.
Printed information. Students' Guide, annual publication, 8th edition, 1995. - A-Z of the Library, 1993. - John Rylands Research Institute Newsletter, twice yearly. Many subject-specific guides are available (see also World Wide Web page).
Travel directions. Main Library: Three kilometres south of the city centre, at the foot of Burlington Street off Oxford Road. - Train from Manchester Airport station to Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Oxford Road. - Taxi ranks at each main Manchester railway station or International Airport. - Bus-routes: From Piccadilly Bus Station (nos. 11, 41-45, 49), from Victoria Station (nos. 46 or 191). From Oxford Road Station walk down station approach to Oxford Road. Any service outside the Palace Hotel. - Visitors' fee-paying car park off Cecil Street at rear of library. Special Collections: At heart of city-centre, twenty minutes' walk from Piccadilly Station, 800 m from Deansgate station. - 400 m from Gartside Street car park.
1.1 The John Rylands University Library of Manchester (JRULM) was formed in 1972 through the merger of the University of Manchester Library and the private John Rylands Library. The University of Manchester Library dates from 1851 and the foundation of Owens College, forerunner of the Victoria University of Manchester. The John Rylands Library was constructed during the 1890s in memory of the celebrated Manchester-based merchant John Rylands (1801-1888) and was opened to the public on 1 January 1900.
1.2 The printed book resources have developed from the strong foundations provided by two major collections: the Althorp Library (formerly in the John Rylands Library) and the Christie Collection (formerly in the University Library, see below 1.3). Approximately 43,000 vols from the Althorp Library, formed in the late 18th and 19th centuries by George John, 2nd Earl Spencer, Viscount Althorp (d. 1834), were acquired by Mrs Rylands in 1892. This library included the celebrated libraries of Count Reviczki, Stanesby Alchorne and the Duke de Cassano-Serra and comprises one of the finest collections in existence of works illustrative of the evolution and spread of western printing. Its importance with regard to printing in Germany has been summarised by Robin Alston who states that ``for the history of 15th century Mainz printing the collection is unrivalled, with over 50 items from the presses of Gutenberg, Fust, and Schoeffer, many of which are unique. Of the total output of the first German printers in Italy, Sweynheym and Pannartz ...as recorded in their catalogue of 1472, the collection lacks only two, one of which has never been recorded in any other library. The collection of Bibles is impressive, with 80 15th-century texts, all the important 16th-century versions, and editions in over 400 languages' (see below 5.1, Alston).
1.3 The Christie Collection consists of more than 8,000 titles illustrative of the classical Renaissance of Italy and France and was bequeathed to the library by Prof. Richard Copley Christie, Chancellor of the University, in 1901. It includes outstanding holdings of Greek texts as well as Latin editions, many printed in Germany, and also contains an outstanding collection of works printed by Aldus Manutius.
1.4 There are many other notable collections which include substantial numbers of pre-20th-century foreign printings. These reveal a collection-building bias towards the Romance languages, in particular French and Italian. In these categories important holdings include a collection of Mazarinades from the 17th century, a French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Collection, a Dante Collection comprising 6,500 editions and critical works on the Italian author, significant Boccaccio holdings (approximately 2,500 items) and other important holdings relevant to the literature and social life of Italy (the collection of Prof. Walter L. Bullock, 5,000 items). It is not possible to point to specific specialist German collections of similar size or range although there traditionally are obvious strengths in several subject areas (see below 2.2).
1.5 The strong German holdings reflect the importance of Manchester's influential German community at the time of the city's commercial, industrial and academic development during the 19th century. They also reflect the continuing teaching and research interests of a large university which has a strong Department of German Language and Literature and which undertakes research activity in virtually all subject disciplines.
1.6 The majority of the library's early printed book holdings are located on closed access in the Special Collections Division of the library. The diversity of collections is matched by a variety of methods of arrangement which include: the Dewey Decimal classification; date, e.g. incunabula; form, e.g. Bibles; size; binding, etc. The collections as a whole serve not only the staff, students and members of the University of Manchester but are both a national and international research resource.
Chronological outline and analysis by language
2.1 The library's printed book collections comprise more than 3.5 million vols. Within this number are approximately 8,000 English books printed before 1641 and 34,500 foreign items printed before 1601. Post-1600 resources include an estimated 75,000 English books issued from 1641 to 1800 and 100,000 foreign ones from 1601 to 1800, with a further 200,000 in each category from the 19th century.
2.2 The library comprises, roughly estimated, c. 21,000 items in German or printed in Germany before 1900 (see below 2.3 and 2.8). There are obvious strengths in subject areas such as historical bibliography, the history of the Reformation period where recently acquired microform collections consolidate the original printed stock, and literary studies where there are significant but small groupings of material relating to authors such as Goethe and more recently Peter Huchel. Important German printings are also to be found across a broad range of other subject disciplines including classics, theology, music, science and medicine, and in more specialist areas such as Hebrew literature where up to 20 per cent of the collection of Arthur Marmorstein (8,600 vols) comprises German material, dating mainly from the 19th century.
2.3 Of the library's collection of 4,500 incunables, nearly 1,000 were printed in Germany, the work of 115 printers working in 23 German towns. The Library also has 14 examples of xylographica printed in Germany. The major centres of printing are represented by significant collections of early printed books, including Mainz (61), Strasbourg (147), Bamberg (17, including 5 items printed by Albrecht Pfister), Cologne (153), Augsburg (73), Nuremberg (84) and Leipzig (35).
2.4 The following examples provide an indication of the range and importance of the German collections. The most celebrated item is the St. Christopher woodcut which was produced in the neighbourhood of Lake Constance. Dated 1423 it forms the earliest known example of western printing with an undisputed date. There are two Letters of indulgence granted by Pope Nicholas V. These were printed at Mainz in 1454 and 1455 and form the earliest examples of printing from movable type to which date and place can be assigned.
2.5 Notable items from the press or presses (c. 50 titles) at Mainz include the two Latin Bibles associated with the name of Gutenberg, the ``42-line or ``Mazarin Bible, dated c. 1455, and the rarer ``36-line' Bible, dated c. 1458. Works associated with Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, Gutenberg's successors in Mainz, include the only recorded complete vellum copy in this country of the 143-leaf edition of the Mainz Psalter, and the German edition of the Bul zu dutsch widder die turcken der babst Pius II, printed in 1463 or 1464. Other notable Mainz printings include herbals such as the Latin Herbarius printed by Peter Schoeffer in Mainz in 1484, thought to be the earliest known printed herbal, and the Hortus sanitatis or Ein Gart der Gesuntheit by Johann Wonnecken von Cube, the first printed herbal in German, also printed by Schoeffer in 1485.
2.6 From the printing presses of Bamberg the Library holds five works, one incomplete, produced by Albrecht Pfister. These include Die vier Historier, printed in 1462, and German and Latin editions of the Biblia pauperum. These items are of great rarity and apparently represent the only examples of Pfister's work known to exist in England. Works of the Strasbourg printer Johann Mentelin are also held, including his Titurel, printed in 1477, and a broadside advertisement probably issued in 1471. This latter item served to publicise other works printed by Mentelin and is one of only two copies known to exist. The German contribution to printing in Italy is well represented, in particular by the works of the German migrants Conrad Sweynheym and Arnold Pannartz. Of the works they printed from presses in Subiaco and Rome, the library has examples of 50, lacking only one surviving item (see above 1.2).
2.7 The library's collection of Bibles comprises copies of all the earliest and most famous texts and versions, together with later revisions and translations and can be said to illustrate the development of the Bible from the beginnings of printing down to the present day. As well as the many Latin editions printed in Germany, some of which have been referred to above, the library holds as many as 7 editions of the text translated into German and printed before 1484. These include the first printed German Bible produced by Johann Mentelin in Strasbourg before 27 June 1466, and also Anton Koberger's Biblia germanica, printed in Nuremberg in 1483.
16th to 19th Centuries
2.8 The library's broad range of catalogues in many formats makes it difficult to establish the total number of books held which were published in German or Germany during the 16th to 19th centuries. A conservative estimate suggests approximately 20,000 printed items with supplementary materials available in microform. Particular strengths are as follows:
2.9 The library holds approximately 500 tracts and works relating to Martin Luther and other major figures of the Reformation. Holdings include Luther's Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum (Wittenberg 1527) and also his Deudsch Catechismus (Wittenberg: G. Rhaw 1529). Among Ulrich von Hutten's works are his Cum Erasmo expostulatio (Strasbourg: J. Schott 1523) and a 1519 edition of the Phalarismus dialogus Huttenicus, a tract directed against Ulrich von Württemberg. Philipp Melanchthon's Loci communes rerum theologicarum seu hypotyposes theologicae (Wittenberg 1521) is held, as are Huldrych Zwingli's Ad Fridolinum Lindoverum super publica de gratia per Christum hallucinatione expostulatio (Zürich: C. Froschauer 1524) and his De canone missae epichiresis, issued by the same printer in 1523.
2.10 Works of these and other prominent reformers are also to be found in three important microfiche collections: the Flugschriften des frühen 16.
Jahrhunderts (full texts of c. 5,000 pamphlets in German and Latin, printed between 1501 and 1530 within the Holy Roman Empire) and the Simler Manuscript Collection (source material relating to the Reformation assembled by Johann Jacob Simler, 1716-1788, and now held in the original in the Zentralbibliothek, Zürich, including a substantial number of printed works and pamphlets) and the Flugschriftensammlung Gustav Freytag (6,265 15th to 17th-century pamphlets gathered together by the Germanist, journalist and critic Gustav Freytag, 1816-1895, with emphasis on Luther and the Reformation, Hutten, Erasmus, German Humanism and the Thirty Years' War, etc.).
2.11 Some 300 German Bibles for the period are held including the first New Testaments of Martin Luther, issued in September and December 1522, and his incomplete Bible of 1524, printed on vellum.
History of Science and Medicine
2.12 There are important holdings in the field of the history of science and medicine. These are especially strong in mathematics and astronomy and, as well as the first edition in Latin of Euclid's Elementa geometriae (Venice: Erhard Ratdolt 1482), include the first edition of the Greek text, published in Basel in 1533. The first edition of Copernicus's De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (Nuremberg 1543) is held, as are early editions of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe's Astronomiae instauratae progymnasmata (Frankfurt 1610) and Astronomiae instauratae mechanica (Nuremberg 1602).
2.13 Works of Johannes Kepler are also available, some in Latin, some in German. In the first category are the Prodromus (Tübingen 1596) and the Astronomia nova ([Prague] 1609) as well as the Tabulae Rudolphinae (Ulm 1627). In the second category the library holds Kepler's description of the comet of 1607, Aussführlicher Bericht von dem newlich im Monat Septembri und Octobri biss 1607 Jahrs erschienenen Haarstern oder Cometen, und seinen Bedeutungen (Halle 1608) and his vehement reply to the physician and astrologist Helisaeus Roeslin, Antwort auff D. H. Röslini Discurs (Prague 1609).
2.14 Holdings of early or first editions of works by other notable German or Dutch scientists are numerous and include the Systemata saturnium (The Hague 1659) of Christiaan Huygens, the Experimenta nova ut vocantur magdeburgica de vacuo spatio (Amsterdam 1672) of Otto von Guericke, Von den äusserlichen Kennzeichen der Fossilien (Leipzig 1774) of Abraham Gottlob Werner, the Theoria motus corporum coelestium (Hamburg 1809) of Carl Friedrich Gauss, and Über die Erhaltung der Kraft (Berlin 1847) of Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.
2.15 The library's substantial collections of medical works, as many as 2,700 of them dated before 1700, include many German imprints. Amongst the herbals from the 16th century is a copy of the first German edition of the New Kreüterbuch by the physician and botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566), published in Basel in 1543, and an edition of the Herbarum imagines vivae, printed by Christian Egenolph (Frankfurt between 1535 and 1536). Also dating from this period is the anatomical treatise Anatomiae, hoc est corporis humani dissectionis pars prior, by Johann Dryander or Eichmann, professor of mathematics and medicine at Marburg. This work, published in Marburg in 1537, contains interesting illustrations especially of the brain. Books on midwifery include an early edition of Eucharius Roesslin's Der Swangeren Frauwn und Hebammen Rosengarten (probably Hagenau 1513).
2.16 German literary collections are extensive. As well as a broad range of modern editions of major authors of the period there are also notable original editions of individual works, collected editions and collections relating to specific authors or themes. From the 16th century there is a copy of the first edition of Der Theuerdanck by Melchior Pfinzing (Nuremberg: Schönsperger 1517) with woodcuts taken from designs by Hans Leonhard Schäuffelein.
2.17 Works of note from the 18th century are two multi-volume sets of German literary texts, the Sammlung der besten deutschen prosaischen Schriftsteller und Dichter, published in 147 bound vols by C. G. Schmieder of Karlsruhe between 1774 and 1791, and the Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Werke deutscher Dichter und Prosaisten, published in 64 vols by Schrämbl in Vienna between 1789 and 1799. The library also stocks German and Austrian Drama, a microfilm collection comprising more than 3,000 plays and libretti, filmed from holdings of the Houghton Library at Harvard University with relevance to Viennese theatre, 1740-1790.
2.18 From the Romantic period are some notable items from the library of Prof. Tobias Theodores (1808-1886), the University of Manchester's first Professor of Oriental Languages and at the same time first entrusted with instruction in German in the University. Items include a copy of Friedrich Schlegel's Philosophie der Geschichte (vol. 1, Vienna 1829) and of the first German verse translation of Dante's Divine Comedy, published as Die göttliche Komödie des Dante (2nd ed., Leipzig 1825). Early works by other figures of the period are also held, e.g. Tieck's Der Aufruhr in den Cevennen (Berlin 1826) and August Wilhelm Schlegel's Ion: ein Schauspiel (Hamburg 1803).
2.19 Material donated by the Manchester Goethe Society in 1899 greatly expanded the collection of books relating to Goethe. Over 675 items were received including many significant editions of the author's works and much critical material deriving especially from the second half of the 19th century. A more recent acquisition has been the Peter Huchel collection, a library of c. 350 German books assembled for the most part by the poet and his first wife Dora during the period 1925-1946. The collection, important as the working library of a literary author, contains some late 19th-century editions of literary texts, but also some individual items of note, e.g. the illustrated edition of Hauptmann's Hannele (Berlin: Fischer 1894).
In order to gain complete bibliographic control over the library's German printed book stock it is necessary to consult all of the following catalogues:
3.1 General catalogues
Online catalogue (OPAC, BLCMP TALIS)
[holds records for nearly all material acquired or used since 1975. From February 1999 an additional 300,000 records for Special Collections are included (see below). A small number of German titles from the period 1850-1900 are recorded here. 88 per cent of entries are in AACR2 MARC format; the remainder are basic circulation records. All post-1992 acquisitions are recorded only on the OPAC.]
Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL)
[The University is a member of CURL, and all its library holdings recorded online are included in the COPAC union catalogue. COPAC is accessible on the Internet: http://copac.ac.uk/copac/.]
[General card catalogue containing records for printed book holdings of the University of Manchester Library from beginnings to 1992 and holdings of Special Collections Division (John Rylands Library) from 1972 to 1992. Cataloguing rules are based originally on those of the British Museum but have been much modified.]
[card catalogue arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification and listing the name catalogue items in subject order with subject index in computer printout form]
[author and subject card catalogues listing library's medical stock from 1890 to 1992]
Special Collections Division (former John Rylands Library):
[Contains records from the four main manual catalogues: the slip, guardbook, Special Collections and Christie catalogues. Other material, particularly that in smaller, named collections, is included in the Main Catalogue. The catalogues are not yet complete; some general holdings, notably periodicals and 18th-century items are not yet included. Cataloguing of a number of smaller collections is in progress. Accessible on the Internet: http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/spcollcat/.]
Printed guardbook catalogue
[Guardbook catalogue in 7 vols comprising the original catalogue of the John Rylands Library. Includes records for the Althorp Library of c. 43,000 vols formed by the 2nd Earl Spencer and lists other items acquired before 1899. Records many German titles. Alphabetical sequence of author and name entries. Available in printed form without annotations and call numbers as Duff, E. Gordon: Catalogue of the printed books and manuscripts in the John Rylands Library Manchester 1899. 3 vols. Published on microfiche and complete with annotations by Chadwyck-Healey as part of: John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Deansgate Building, Catalogue of Printed Books in the Rare Books Division, Cambridge 1988]
Supplementary or slip catalogue
[Principal catalogue of the John Rylands Library comprising records on c. 502,000 paper slips. Covers all books catalogued after the publication of the 1899 catalogue to c. 1978. Alphabetical sequence of author and name entries. Also available on microfiche, as published by Chadwyck-Healey in 1988]
``Special Collections' catalogue
[Card catalogue comprising records of rare books formerly located in Main Library but transferred to the Special Collections Division after the merger of 1972. Includes books catalogued at the Special Collections Division post 1978. Records for these acquisitions are also included in the Main Library Name Catalogue.]
3.2 Special catalogues
Medical Special Collection catalogue
[records some 18th-century medical books]
Methodist Archive catalogues
[Various sequences include a small number of German printings or books printed in Germany.]
Flugschriften des frühen 16. Jahrhunderts
[card catalogue to microfiche collection published by Inter Documentation Company]
The incunables are recorded in the Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC).
Flugschriftensammlung Gustav Freytag
[includes reproduction on microfiche of Paul Hohenemser's catalogue of pamphlets incorporated within the collection, published by K. G. Saur]
Catalogue of the Library of the Manchester Medical Society. Manchester 1890 [contains records of some 18th-century books not in the Medical Special Collection catalogue]
Catalogue of valuable books ...etc, including ...H. von Holtorp's ...typographical xylographical collections ...which will be sold by auction, by ...Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge ... on ...27 day of March, 1906, and four following days. London 1906 [the pages dealing with von Holtorp's collection only, which is now preserved in the John Rylands University Library]
Leigh, Charles W. E.: Catalogue of the Christie Collection, comprising the printed books and manuscripts bequeathed to the Library of the University of Manchester by the late Richard Copley Christie, LL.D. Manchester 1915
Parkinson, Ethel M.: Catalogue of Medical Books in Manchester University Library, 1480-1700. Manchester 1972
Microform research collections in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. Manchester 1985 [includes references to several significant German collections on microform, all located in the Main Library]
4.1 Archival sources
Manchester University Library:
Accession register. Vols. 1-12, 1851-1921 [Archives UAL/6/15]
Accession register. Vols. 13-, 1922- [Main Library Basement, X3D]
Annual report. 1903/4- [Imperfect Archives UAL/30/7; 1971/72- UAL/30/8]
Catalogues, Owens College, Library
Class II. Language and literature. Modern European languages and literature, except English. 1896 [Archives UAL/2/3]
Catalogues of individual subjects. MS [Archives UAL/1/9; Supplement at UAL/1/8]
Owens College, Library
Goethe books bequeathed by Mrs Cornish.
MS lists, notes, etc. [Archives UAL/8/7/1-10]
Owens College, Library
Order books. MS. Entries on counterfoils. 1878-93 [Archives UAL/6/9]
John Rylands Library:
Accession register, 1900-. Special Collections Division Archives
John Rylands Library general correspondence, 1899-. Special Collections Division Archives
Manchester University Library:
Tyson, Moses: The Manchester University Library. Manchester 1937
Rigg, J. Anthony: A comparative history of the libraries of Manchester and Liverpool Universities up to 1903. In: W. L. Saunders (ed.): University and research library studies. Oxford 1968, pp. 111-147
John Rylands Library:
Guppy, Henry: The John Rylands Library Manchester, 1899-1935. A brief record of its history with descriptions of the building and its contents. Manchester 1935
Tyson, Moses: The first forty years of the John Rylands Library. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 25 (1941) pp. 46-66
Charlton, H. B.: The Jubilee of the John Rylands Library. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 32 (1949/50) pp. 147-156
Robertson, Edward: The John Rylands Library Manchester. A brief descriptive account. Manchester 1954
Taylor, Frank: The John Rylands Library, 1936-72. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 71 no. 2 (1989) pp. 39-66
John Rylands University Library of Manchester:
Ratcliffe, Frederick W.: Manchester, the John Rylands University Library. In: Allen Kent et al.: Encyclopedia of library and information science. Vol. 17. New York 1976, pp. 107-113
Taylor, Frank: The John Rylands University Library of Manchester. Manchester 1982
John Rylands Research Institute Prospectus. Manchester 1987
The Riches of the Rylands. Prospectus of the John Rylands Research Institute. 2nd ed. Manchester 1993
Alston, Robin C.: CURL report: John Rylands University Library of Manchester. In: Research Libraries in OCLC 30 (1989) pp. 5-11; 34 (1990) p. 7
Tuck, John: German studies. A guide to research resources in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. Manchester 1987
Tuck, John: The John Rylands University Library of Manchester. In: David Paisey (ed.): German studies: British resources. Papers presented at a colloquium at the British Library 25 - 27 September 1985. London 1986, pp. 166-176 (British Library Occasional Papers 8) 5.1
See also: A directory of rare book and special collections ...2nd ed. London 1997, pp. 440-449
Blamires, David: ``Der jüngere Titurel', 1477. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 68 no. 2 (1986) pp. 268-270
Dodgson, Campbell: Woodcuts of the fifteenth century in the John Rylands Library Manchester. Reproduced in facsimile with an introduction and notes. Manchester 1915 (The John Rylands Facsimiles no. 4)
Hellinga, Lotte: The Rylands incunabula. An international perspective. In: Bulletin du Bibliophile (1989) pp. 34-52
Lister, Anthony: The Althorp Library of second Earl Spencer, now in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, its formation and growth. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 71 no. 2 (1989) pp. 67-86
Parker, Stephen: The Peter Huchel Collection of German Literature in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 72 no. 2 (1990) pp. 135-152
Pegg, Michael A.: Bibliotheca Lindesiana and other collections of German sixteenth-century pamphlets in libraries of Britain and France. Baden-Baden 1977 (Bibliotheca Bibliographica Aureliana 66) [lists a number of Manchester locations]
Pegg, Michael A.: A previously unlocated Luther edition. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 60 (1978) pp. 274-279
5.3 Exhibition catalogues and publications about exhibitions (in chronological order):
Catalogue of the selection of books and broadsides illustrating the early history of printing, exhibited on the occasion of the visit of the Federation of Master Printers and allied trades. Manchester 1907
Guppy, Henry: The John Rylands Library Manchester. Descriptive catalogue of an exhibition of printed book illustrations of the fifteenth century. Manchester 1933
Catalogue of an exhibition illustrating the history of the transmission of the Bible. Manchester 1935
Exhibition Johann Gutenberg,
†1468. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 50 (1968) pp. 238-241
Catalogue of an exhibition of manuscripts and early printing originating in Germany. Manchester 1969
Exhibition of manuscripts and printed books from Germany. In: Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 52 (1970) pp. 231-235
Paulin, Roger (ed.): German books from the Romantic period. Catalogue of an exhibition held in the main building of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Autumn 1988. Manchester 1988
Paulin, Roger; Skrine, Peter (eds.): Manchester and the German-speaking world. List of books and manuscripts shown during an exhibition held in the Deansgate Building, May 8 - June 24 1989. Manchester 1989