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chained library a survey of four centuries in the evolution of the English library. by Burnett Hillman Streeter

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Published by B. Franklin in New York .
Written in English


  • Libraries -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Chained books.

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Edition Notes

SeriesBurt Franklin bibliography & references series -- 324., Essays in literature & criticism -- 56., Burt Franklin bibliography & reference series -- 56.
LC ClassificationsZ791.A1 S86 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 368 p.
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17754829M

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  The ancient library where the books are under lock and key Inside a specially built, temperature controlled room at Hereford Cathedral, hundreds of medieval manuscripts sit .   The Malaestiana Library was also the dream of a nobleman, who wished to build a library open for everyone, and keys to the library were given to both the monks, as well as town officials. So despite the rather austere measures enacted to prevent book-theft, these chained libraries were very much the product of a collective desire to share books. The book is still in its original binding and is known to have been at the Cathedral since its manufacture in the middle of the 12th century. The Chained Library has three other books written by the same scribe. Sadly there is no record of who the scribe and illuminator were or where exactly it was made. Chained Library. Ascend a left-handed (defensive) spiral staircase in the Minster to find yourself in the Chained Library, founded in It was one of the first public libraries in the country, and is the second largest chained library; before the Reformation, this room housed the .

Hereford Cathedral also houses one of only four known copies of the Magna Carta documents issued by Henry III in Very few chained library collections survive and the Chained Library at. Worldwide, only five chained libraries have survived with their original furniture, chains, and books. The books are attached to their bookcase by a chain, which is sufficiently long to allow the books to be taken from their shelves and read, but not removed from the library itself. This would prevent theft of the library's materials. The Chained Library at Wells Cathedral houses books published before These were collected by the canons in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and reflects their wide-ranging intellectual interests. The core of the collection of some 2, volumes is theology, but science, medicine, history, exploration and languages are also well-represented. B. H. Streeter () was an Oxford theologian and biblical scholar. From to he was a canon of Hereford Cathedral, which is famous for its medieval chained library. Books were rare and precious items in the middle ages, and were frequently chained to the bookshelf and read on the lectern below to prevent unauthorised removal.4/5(1).

  THE FRANCIS TRIGGE LIBRARY Grantham, England. Chained book at Francis Tigge Library (via ) Founded in , the Francis Tigge Library is England’s oldest public library Author: Allison Meier.   Yes, Chained is a middle grade book. Yes, Chained could be marketed to adults, it is that good, that engaging of a story. If you can only purchase one book, make it Chained. This one is going to be on every library's most requested list/5(28).   The Chained Library book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. B. H. Streeter () was an Oxford theologian and biblical schol /5(2). CHAINED is a lovely, lovely book about the connections between human beings and the people (and elephants) they care about. Beautifully written and grippingly plotted, CHAINED became my world while I was reading it. My children will be moved by this story, and I suspect my children's children's children will still be moved by it ages from now/5.