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By Michael W. Harris

York Minster CathedralI was recently in Huddersfield, England, in the region of Yorkshire, for a conference and decided to take the opportunity to travel on England’s excellent rail system and go “up the road” to York. Besides walking around the historic city, I wanted to visit three Stainforth books held by the York Minster Library, on the grounds of York Minster Cathedral. All three books were given to York Minster as part of a donation by Edward...

By Michael W. Harris

One of the fun parts of tracking down Stainforth’s books is seeing the different types of libraries they have ended up in. As one might expect, most of the books (outside of the British Library’s collection) have so far surfaced in academic libraries and their associated rare book collections, but they have also surfaced in independent research libraries such as the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. What is intriguing, though, is...

By Michael W. Harris

The StainBehn Title Pageforth Mapping Project might have its goal of tracking down the current location of his former library books, but we are also interested in how those books got to where they are now. To do this we have to work the trail from both ends: where they went after the auction in 1867 while also...

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