1849 Bibliomania in the Middle Ages. Or, Sketches of Bookworms, Collectors, Bible Students, Scribes, and Illuminators, From the Anglo Saxon and Norman Periods, to the Introduction of Printing Into England; With Anecdotes, Illustrating the History of the Monastic Libraries of Great Britain, in the Olden Times
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A fascinating discussion on the rise of bibliomania in the Middle Ages, looking at the Monasteries in Anglo Saxon and Norman Britain.
Written by Frederick Somner Merryweather.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A small amount of loss to the head of the spine. Light marks to the boards and spine. Front hinge is starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with just the odd spot. Light tidemark to the gutter of the first few pages.
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