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23 juillet 2008

Chain Library - Wimborne Minster, Dorset, UK

Wimborne Minster, Chain Library. - printed in Saxony : F. Frith. & Co., Ltd. Reigate ; S.d. - 14 x 10 cm “In a room of the eastern tower of Wimborne Minster, Dorsetshire, is an important collection of chained books. Mr. H. R. Plomer has recently [c. 1890] inspected this library, and from his account we gather that it contains some 240 volumes. ‘The books,’ says Mr. Plomer, ‘are ranged on shelves round the sides of the room, with their backs turned inwards, each book being attached to the shelf by a small chain... [Lire la suite]
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