Memoirs of Libraries, of Museums; And of Archives

Memoirs of Libraries, of Museums; And of Archives

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...is a printed Catalogue of the Manuscripts and of the incunabula? 1 Poggio's letter is in the Wolfenbuttel Library, and it has been printed in Poggiana (iii. 309), but I cannot now refer to it otherwise than as it is reported, at second hand, by Tiraboschi: "Trauna grandissima copia di libri die' egli clie lungo sarebbe l'annoverare trovammo un Quintiliano, ancor sano o salvo, ma pien di polvere e d'immondezza, porcioceh6 eran quo libri nclla biblioteca non com' il loro onor richedeva, ma scpolti in una oscura e tetra prigione, cioe nel fondo di una torre in cui non si getferebbon nemmeno idannati a morte."--Tiraboschi: Storia del literatura Italiana, vi. 121. 2 Weidmann: Gexchiehte der Bibliotliek von St. Oallen, aus den Quellen ItearbeiUt, auf tauxcndjahrige Juhelftier. A good epitome of the history of this Library, founded on Weidmann's book, will be found in Serapeum, iii. 113. 3 Teddkr And Thomas: art. "Libraries," in Encyc. Brittanica, 9th Edit., xiv. 54 (1882). Cha "ert n-ne Library of the Abbey of Sponheim was probably THEKGirrMaNt founded in 1124, but acquired its chief celebrity under Flemish, the government of John Tritheim, who was Abbot from And Swiss O' Benedictines. 1433 t0 1505, and whose Chronicle of his Community Library of is widely known, and in its main substance well authen Sponheim., (founded ii24). ticated. For about a century from the foundation, there are frequent records in the Chronicon Sponheimense of the care of the Superiors to collect books, and of the industry of the brethren in their transcription. But, as usual, this period is followed by one of the opposite, character, and of longer duration, in which the interests of literature, in common with interests still more important, were...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530861
  • 9781236530868