Old English Libraries: The Making, Collection, and Use of Books During the Middle Ages (Classic Reprint)

Old English Libraries: The Making, Collection, and Use of Books During the Middle Ages (Classic Reprint)

by Ernest Albert Savage
     
 

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With the arrangement and equipment of libraries this essay has little to do: the ground being already covered adequately by Dr. Clark in his admirable monograph on The Care of Books. Herein is described the making, use, and circulation of books considered as a

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Excerpt from Old English Libraries: The Making, Collection, and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

With the arrangement and equipment of libraries this essay has little to do: the ground being already covered adequately by Dr. Clark in his admirable monograph on The Care of Books. Herein is described the making, use, and circulation of books considered as a means of literary culture. It seemed possible to throw a useful sidelight on literary history, and to introduce some human interest into the study of bibliography, if the place held by books in the life of the Middle Ages could be indicated. Such, at all events, was my aim, but I am far from sure of my success in carrying it out; and I offer this book merely as a discursive and popular treatment of a subject which seems to me of great interest.

The book has suffered from one unhappy circumstance. It was planned in collaboration with my friend Mr. James Hutt, M.A., but unfortunately, owing to a breakdown of health, Mr. Hutt was only able to help me in the composition of the chapter on the Libraries of Oxford, which is chiefly his work. Had it been possible for Mr. Hutt to share all the labour with me, this book would have been put before the public with more confidence.

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ISBN-13:
9781331911678
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/20/2015
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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