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Open Access J. Geoffrey Aspin: Bibliophile, Bookseller and Benefactor of the Old Library, Trinity College Dublin

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Geoffrey Aspin was a bookseller specializing in French literature and thought of the classical period. He was also a collector of seventeenth-century French theatre, including the works of Quinault and the Corneille brothers, and he sold his collection to the Library of Trinity College Dublin. This piece briefly reviews some aspects of Aspin the man, gives examples of the rich knowledge deployed in his catalogue and pencilled on the endpapers of his books, and argues that the coverage of this subject area in the Old Library of Trinity College is now amongst the best in the world.

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Keywords: BOOKSELLERS; J. GEOFFREY ASPIN; SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH THEATRE; THEATRE COLLECTIONS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2016

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

    Please note that the Print ISSN listed for the journal on this website applies to volumes 1 to 10, and part of volume 16. All other volumes are published, in their entirety, on-line only.

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