List of books 1861

Excerpts from printed list of books and readers (1861)

Many lists of readers and books survive in the OED archives, both printed and manuscript. The division into three chronological sections is standard; see Initial practice and FJF’s notebook. Here is the title page of one of the printed lists, dated 8 June 1861, followed by images of a selection of its contents (pp. 8, 9, 20, 21, 22 and 23). Many of the annotations are in Furnivall’s hand.

Last updated on 29 August 2019