Catalogue of Books and Maps comprising the library of George Finlay'

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/35
Level Item
Dimensions 23 X 36 cm
Donor/Creator Finlay, George
Scope and Content Blue mottle board, brown leather spine and corners, on spine gilt lettering 'Catalogue of books', on front cover 'Catalogue of Books and Maps comprising the library of George Finlay', bound, handwritten, paginated 1-140 (pages written recto and verso).
Stuck inside front copy is a sheet headed: 'Books lent and not returned. I have forgotten to whom I lent them.'
Listed by George Finlay on recto of front flyleaf.
George Finlay's note:
Catalogue of Books and Maps belonging to George Finlay Athens Jany 1865 'That of which a man may be actually certain amounts to very little'.
Books in various languages, alphabetical order
in Modern Greek
Maps and Plans
Numismatic works
Pamphlets on Greece and Greek affairs
Pamphlets on the affairs of Turkey, Crete and Greece
Modern Greek books
Archaeological works
Prehistoric archaeology in Cabinet
Books of extreme rarity
Notes Greece was one of the last European countries to adopt the newer Gregorian calendar. For most of the nineteenth century, the Julian calendar was 12 days behind the Gregorian. British correspondents in the Finlay Collection tend to use the newer calendar. Letters with two dates 12 days apart, eg. 24 April / 6 May 1828, refer to both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.