Merton College Library

Merton College Library
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Total Pages : 144
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ISBN-10 : 1851245391
ISBN-13 : 9781851245390
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Book Synopsis Merton College Library by : Julia C. Walworth

Download or read book Merton College Library written by Julia C. Walworth and published by . This book was released on 2020-06-12 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Merton library is rightly known for its antiquity, its beautiful medieval and early modern architecture and fittings, and its remarkable collection of manuscripts and rare books. However, a nineteenth-century plan to tear the medieval library down and replace it was only narrowly prevented. This brief history of Europe's oldest surviving academic library begins with its origins in the thirteenth century, when a new type of community of scholars was first being set up, and follows through to the present day and its multiple functions as a working college library, a unique resource for researchers, and a delight for curious visitors. ​Drawing on the remarkable wealth of documentation in the college's archives, this is the first history of the library to explore collections, buildings, readers, and staff across more than seven hundred years. The story is told in part through stunning color images that depict not only exceptional treasures but also the library furnishings and decorations, and which show manuscripts, books, bindings, and artifacts of different periods in their changing contexts. Featuring a historical timeline and a floor plan of the college, this book will be of interest to historians, alumni, and tourists alike.


Merton College Library
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Julia C. Walworth
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-12 - Publisher:

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The Merton library is rightly known for its antiquity, its beautiful medieval and early modern architecture and fittings, and its remarkable collection of manus
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Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Henry Julian White
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Oxford Society for Promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture
Categories: Architecture, Gothic
Type: BOOK - Published: 1846 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Henry Addington
Categories: Architecture, Gothic
Type: BOOK - Published: 1845 - Publisher:

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