Thomas James

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Thomas James (c. 1573 – 1629) was the first librarian of the Bodleian Library, Oxford. He compiled a classified catalogue of the books in the Bodleian Library in 1605, and in 1620 published an alphabetical catalogue Catalogus vniversalis librorum in Bibliotheca Bodleiana.[1] The Cathedral Library was given a copy of this catalogue by Dean Isaac Bargrave to mark his refounding of the Library.

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Thomas James. Catalogus vniversalis librorum in Bibliotheca Bodleiana. 1620.
Probably the copy recorded in the Benefactors' Book as given to the Library by Dean Isaac Bargrave.
Listed in the 1634 inventory.