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The Chained Library : a Survey of Four Centuries in the Evolution of the English Library

by Streeter, Burnett Hillman

Condition: Very good/No dust jacket issued


New York, NY: Burt Franklin, 1970. Reprint. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Slight scuffing to boards. 368 p. w/ many b&w ollus., appendices, name and general indices. A classic introduction to medieval and ancient British libraries and their chained books. A great adition to a library of books about books.





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