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Friday’s Library Snapshot …

April 11, 2014


I am not a librarian, my grade is that of a non-academic while I do not catalogue books. I do assist the cataloguers and get to handle the books as much and sometimes more. So I have the joys and not so much of the responsibility. It is a role I enjoy and reluctant to give up.

This week and for the last few years we (me and a cataloguer) have been working on a small collection of books we call the Parish Collection; They are books from the 16th and 17th century and from the libraries of three parish churches not far from Reading.

There are as you can imagine religious books and mighty tomes some too big for me to pick up let alone carry far.

Some although some are 500 years old they are mostly in good repair even though most of them would have been inconstant use in their day by the clergy men and parishioners.

This one I noticed as it is not in such good shape.  it has been partially restored and is well protected now; it will last another 500 years or more!

It was the illustrations I enjoyed as I prepare for a wood engraving workshop this weekend I marveled at these delights.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2014 1:47 pm

    This is so beautiful. I am a librarian and could sit and look at these books for hours. Thank you for the pictures. 🙂

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