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The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world, with all its rods, chains and locks intact. It has been preserved in the form in which it was maintained from 1611 to 1841. Ohhhhhhhh my gosh.....

The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world. I love books.

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Library : Studio Peregalli Renovates Villa Bucciol near Venice, Italy : Architectural Digest - Library The library features oak paneling and columned arches; the table is Tuscan, and the embossed-leather chairs are Louis XVI. Photography by Oberto Gili

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Of course anyone who loves books buys more of them than he or she can read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book resting unopened in it's slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.

Codex Rotundus is a unique miniature circular book from 1480

The “Codex Rotundus” owes its name to its round shape. It is a small book of hours cm diameter) made in Bruges in Thumbnails are most likely from the workshop of Dutchman Willem Date illuminator (active from 1450 to (Hildesheim Cathedral Library, Germany)