The fox and the bees: the early library of Corpus Christi College, Oxford : the Lowe lectures 2017 /

"The library of Corpus Christi College is one of the most famous of all of those in Oxford and Cambridge. It is one of the few pre-1600 libraries to survive in something like its original form, and the only one still in use as a library. Its main space is still the original room built in 1517,...

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Author / Creator:Thomson, Rodney M., author.
Imprint:Cambridge : Published for Corpus Christi College, Oxford, by D.S. Brewer, 2018.
©2018
Description:viii, 95 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Language:English
Subject:Fox, Richard, -- 1447 or 1448-1528 -- Library.
Fox, Richard, -- 1447 or 1448-1528
Corpus Christi College (University of Oxford). -- Library -- History.
Corpus Christi College (University of Oxford). -- Library.
Corpus Christi College Oxford -- Bibliothek
Academic libraries -- England -- Oxford -- History.
Early printed books -- England -- Oxford.
Libraries.
Academic libraries.
Early printed books.
England -- Oxford.
History.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11796269
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Varying Form of Title:Early library of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
ISBN:9781843844853
1843844850
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-87) and index.
Summary:"The library of Corpus Christi College is one of the most famous of all of those in Oxford and Cambridge. It is one of the few pre-1600 libraries to survive in something like its original form, and the only one still in use as a library. Its main space is still the original room built in 1517, and its furniture, if not original, is still early, most of it dating from 1604. A high proportion of its earliest book-stock, whether print or manuscript, still survives, and there is a wealth of documentation that makes it possible to chart the process of acquisition, especially the major donations of the Founder, Bishop Fox, and first President, John Claymond. And yet there is no modern, book-length study of the College Library. The present volume is intended to provide a scholarly but attractive and readable account of the Library from its conception in the mind of Richard Fox, to the appearance of its earliest surviving catalogue in 1589. It is extensively illustrated, highlighting the rarely-seen original bindings of the early books."--
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