Library Association Record Volume 1

Library Association Record Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...and devote himself to a student's life. In his next important work," Addition a l'historie de Louis XI.," Naude's admiration of the successful scheming of great politicians is blended with his devotion to books; he corrects the erroneous impression concerning Louis XL's supposed want of learning, and shows, not only that the king was possessed of considerable knowledge, but that he eagerly sought out and rewarded scholarship, and aided the introduction of printing into France. For some of the MSS. consulted in compiling this work, he was indebted to the brothers Dupuy, the keepers of the Royal Library, and it was the elder of these, named Pierre, who introduced Naude to the Cardinal de Bagni, who engaged the latter as his librarian and Latin secretary. De Bagni was on a mission from the Pope at the Court of France, and was held in such high esteem as to be looked upon as the probable successor of Pope Urban VIII. The mission accomplished, he set out with his new secretary to return to Rome; the cavalcade journeyed slowly southward; passing through Provence they stayed for some time at Beaugensier, the seat of a nobleman far famed as a collector of antiquities, as the friend and correspondent of scholars of many lands, and the generous spirit who did much to foster the beginnings of scientific research. Nicholas Fabri de Peiresc, as their host was called, knew both his guests well, the cardinal in his journeys to and from Paris had seldom failed to accept his hospitality, and Naude had already won his admiration and friendship. The Provencal nobleman accompanied his friends as far as Toulon, and did not take leave of them until their ship was under weigh for Rome. Soon after Naude's arrival in Italy he set about writing a work upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536754
  • 9781236536754