Memoirs of Library; Includ. a Hdbook of Library Economy Volume 2

Memoirs of Library; Includ. a Hdbook of Library Economy Volume 2

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...Embassy to Sweden (2nd Edit.), ii, 147, 148. 2 Foreign Office Returns of 1851, 47. 3 Notices sur les Bibliothiijties Publiques en Suede, Appendix to Rt/mrt. 497, et seqq. Ibid., 44. 5 Ibid., 49. But the MSS. at Upsal, and those at Stockholm, are Book T. almost the only MSS. in the kingdom of Sweden and The Libraries or, t Sweden and Norway which possess interest of a high order for Norway, strangers, as well as for natives. The Upsal collection includes the famous Codex Argenteus, containing the Gothic Gospels of Ulfilas. It was amongst the spoils seized by the Swedes at the storming of Prague, in 1648; and after passing successively through the hands of Queen Christina, of Isaac Vossius, and of the Count de la Gardie, was presented by the latter to the University of Upsal. It is, and in modern days has always been, imperfect; but ten leaves of it are said to have been recovered at the end of 1856. It has been recently and ably edited byDr.Massmann. Amongst the surviving treasures of Stockholm (the Royal Library suffered severely by fire in 1697), is a golden book which has had even stranger vicissitudes than the silver book of Upsal. The Latin Evangeliary, which is called Codex Aureus, bears an inscription in Anglo-Saxon, recordingits rescue "from a heathen war-troop, with our pure treasure," by "Alfred, and Werburgh, his wife." Longafter this incident it found its way to Madrid, where, in 1690, it was purchased by Sparvenfeldt, and carried into Sweden. Another biblical MS. (Codex Giganteus) contains nearly all the Old Testament, much of the Apocrypha, all the New Testament, except the Pauline Epistles and the Apocalypse; the greater part of Josephus; and a strange treatise on magic, adorned with a gilded portrait of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549996
  • 9781236549990