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The care of books : an essay on the development of libraries and their fittings, from the earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century

Author: John Willis Clark
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging and approachable illustrated history describes the buildings used to store books: churches, cloisters, and purpose-built libraries; the way collections were endowed, audited and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Willis Clark
ISBN: 9781108005081 110800508X
OCLC Number: 429025747
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge : University Press, 1902.
Description: xxvi, 352 pages : illustrations, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Ancient libraries; 2. Christian libraries connected with churches; 3. Monastic collections; 4. The fittings of monastic and collegiate libraries; 5. The stall-system in colleges, cathedrals and monasteries; 6. The lectern-system in Italy; 7. The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and the effects of the Reformation; 8. The wall-system in Europe and Britain in the early modern period; 9. Private libraries.
Responsibility: John Willis Clark.

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