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The Resource Cotton's library : the many perils of preserving history, Matt Kuhns

Cotton's library : the many perils of preserving history, Matt Kuhns

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Cotton's library : the many perils of preserving history
Title
Cotton's library
Title remainder
the many perils of preserving history
Statement of responsibility
Matt Kuhns
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Traces the fortunes and misfortunes of the collection of 17th-century courtier Sir Robert Cotton. The highlights of Cotton's library include some of the most important documents of Anglophone civilization: the sole manuscript sources of 'Beowulf' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' two of four surviving 1215 copies of Magna Carta, and the masterfully illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels . . . If the Cotton library is a collector's dream, however, the history of the library often approaches a bibliophiles's horror story. Cotton served time as a prisoner, twice, on charges concealing royal discomfort with his library's ties to political critics. King Charles I locked up the library itself in 1629. Through the centuries that followed, war, intrigues, neglect, corrupt library-keepers and later collectors' poaching all threatened the collection's ruin repeatedly. With some tragic exceptions, though, the Cotton library has survived them all"--Back cover
Cataloging source
IMF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuhns, Matt
Dewey number
027.141
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z6621.B85
LC item number
C85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cotton, Robert
  • British Library
  • British Library
  • Private libraries
  • Rare books
  • Manuscripts
  • Manuscripts
  • Private libraries
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Cotton's library : the many perils of preserving history, Matt Kuhns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780988250536
Lccn
2014913646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2852318
  • (OCoLC)903273973
  • (OCoLC)ocn903273973
  • 2256666
  • 2852318
Label
Cotton's library : the many perils of preserving history, Matt Kuhns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780988250536
Lccn
2014913646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2852318
  • (OCoLC)903273973
  • (OCoLC)ocn903273973
  • 2256666
  • 2852318

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