The Care of Books: An Essay on the Development of Libraries by John Willis Clark

By John Willis Clark

John Willis Clark, a famous educational and antiquarian, released this ebook in 1901 after finishing his paintings at the architectural historical past of Cambridge. His rigorously researched research (Clark individually visited and measured each construction he defined, and drew a number of the illustrations), presents a wide-ranging account of the historical past of libraries from antiquity to the early sleek interval. Clark describes the structures used to shop books: church buildings, cloisters, and purpose-built libraries; the way in which collections have been endowed, audited and guarded; the advance of library furnishings, together with lecterns, stalls, chaining platforms and wall-cases; and the features of monastic, collegiate, and personal collections. The publication is generously illustrated, and its approachable sort capacity it is going to attraction not just to educational historians of libraries, yet to a much wider viewers of these attracted to books and analyzing tradition, old constructions and artefacts, and medieval, renaissance and early glossy reports.

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