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Centuries of books & manuscripts

Anne Anninger

Centuries of books & manuscripts

collectors and friends, scholars and librarians build the Harvard College Library

by Anne Anninger

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Published by Harvard College Library, Distributed by Harvard University Press in Cambridge [Mass.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Houghton Library -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Exhibitions.,
  • Harvard College Library -- Exhibitions.,
  • Manuscripts -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Exhibitions.,
  • Rare books -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Exhibitions.

  • Edition Notes

    An exhibition on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Houghton Library, 1942-1992.

    Other titlesCenturies of books and manuscripts.
    Statement[Anne Anninger and Roger Stoddard].
    ContributionsStoddard, Roger E., Houghton Library.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ664.H36 A56 1992x
    The Physical Object
    Pagination99 p. :
    Number of Pages99
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21703810M
    ISBN 100914630059
    OCLC/WorldCa26446132

    Sep 24,  · The manuscripts. The larger book, the one Desmond initially chose, is known as the De La Grange-Languet Hours. It was created between and On some pages, there are handwritten family records added in the 16th and 17th centuries. The smaller book, a Parisian Book of Hours, is slightly older, dating to the second quarter of the 15th. About two dozen codex manuscripts, many of them illuminated, represent the arts of the book in Europe before printing, and nearly incunabula are among the earliest examples of European movable-type printing. Other books, such as a complete set of Kelmscott Press titles, were collected as beautiful specimens of the book arts. Sep 06,  · One original medieval manuscript, a French Book of Hours from circa , featuring twelve full-page illuminations, is available, as well as a few loose leaves from manuscripts. For more information on these resources, please see the separate guide to Author: John Miles.


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