The library : a fragile history

Title The library : a fragile history
Names Pettegree, Andrew.
Weduwen, Arthur der. Author
Book Number DB116462
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "Famed across the known world, jealously guarded by private collectors, built up over centuries, destroyed in a single day, ornamented with gold leaf and frescoes, or filled with bean bags and children's drawings-the history of the library is rich, varied, and stuffed full of incident. In The Library, historians Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen introduce us to the antiquarians and philanthropists who shaped the world's great collections, trace the rise and fall of literary tastes, and reveal the high crimes and misdemeanors committed in pursuit of rare manuscripts. In doing so, they reveal that while collections themselves are fragile, often falling into ruin within a few decades, the idea of the library has been remarkably resilient as each generation makes-and remakes-the institution anew. Beautifully written and deeply researched, The Library is essential reading for booklovers, collectors, and anyone who has ever gotten blissfully lost in the stacks." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Barrett, Sean.
Local Subject General libraries - 027
General Non-Fiction - GNF
History - World - HWO
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Long Book - LO
Current Talking Book Topics - TBT
LC Subject Libraries - History
Nonfiction
Call Number 027.009 ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2022 9781549139857 2022
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