RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoLR/F/6
Extentiii, 313 ff.
DescriptionCatalogue of the books of Lambeth Palace library as re-established under Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury 1663-77.
This volume records the printed books on two sides of the Library, beginning on the West side, in one alphabetical sequence by authors A-Z, and also the manuscripts.
The printed books on the other two sides of the Library are recorded in LR/F/5, beginning on the East side, in another alphabetical sequence by authors A-Z.
LR/F/5 and LR/F/6 are both in the hand of the Lambeth Librarian, Herbert Richards. They are fair copies of LR/F/8 and LR/F/9 and MS 1047 (Richards' catalogue of the manuscripts), written in a larger hand with more space between entries.They are less accurate than the originals from which they are copied, containing some errors in transcription and omissions.

ff. i-iii. Blank, except for title at f. iii 'Catalogus librorum quos summa cura propriisque sumptibus Richardus et Georgius nuper Cantuariae Archiepiscopi Bibliothecae Lambethanae compararunt eosque successoribus suis Cantuarien. Archiepiscopis supremis tabulis in perpetuum relinquendos statuerunt'.
ff. 1-264. Catalogue of printed books, by authors A-Z. Written on the rectos of each leaf, with some corrections and additions on the versos.
ff. 265-267. Blank.
ff. 268-310. Catalogue of manuscripts, by authors A-X. Written on the rectos of each leaf.
ff. 311-313. Blank.
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2015
PhysicalDescriptionQuarter leather binding with boards covered in marbled paper, 315 x 213 mm.
Paper leaves.
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1442

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RelatedMaterialLR/F/8-9 and MS 1047 comprise Richard's catalogue of the whole Library. His fair copy is LR/F/5-6.
PublnNotePalmer, Richard, 'Sancroft Versus Sheldon: A Case of Books' in The Library (18:3), 2017 [Lambeth Palace Library Z1008.[B5]]

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