Eighteenth Century Books and Pamphlets

An Essay towards an Historical Account of Irish Coins (wCJ2546 SIMO)

An Essay towards an Historical Account of Irish Coins (wCJ2546 SIMO)

The Political State of Great Britain (wDA498)

The Political State of Great Britain (wDA498)

Shelves of the 18th Century Collection (wfBX825 SAEN)

Shelves of the 18th Century Collection (wfBX825 SAEN)

Grosses vollständiges Universal-Lexicon aller Wissenschafften und Künste (wqAE27 ZEDL)

Grosses vollständiges Universal-Lexicon aller Wissenschafften und Künste (wqAE27 ZEDL)

Sadducismus triumphatus, 1726, Inside Cover (wB1201.G5 SADD)

Sadducismus triumphatus, 1726, Inside Cover (wB1201.G5 SADD)

These pamphlets convey a unique sense of the political life, arguments and events that shaped 18th century Ireland, in particular leading up to the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. The Collection is also strong in titles by the poet Allan Ramsey (1686-1758) formerly collected by Andrew Gibson (fl. 1904-27) of Belfast, a former Governor of the Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge.

Strengths

The collection is strong for works dating from 18th century. Material concerning subjects and happenings of this period are therefore well represented. The John Foster Pamphlet Collection and Gibson's collection of Allan Ramsey titles are of particular interest.

Physical characteristics

Approx 7614 items comprising folios, pamphlets, quartos and volumes. English; Latin; French;

Description or Catalogue

Details of the Early Printed Book Collection can be found on the QUB on-line catalogue (QCAT), prefixed by lower case "w".

The Library catalogue is available at: 
www.qub.ac.uk/lib

Created

1701
1800

Collected

1701
9999

Coverage

1701
1801
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Passive
Accrual Method
Purchase
Accrual Periodicity
Irregular
Added by Queen's University Belfast | Last updated on: 21 May 2019