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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

Author : Edward Wilson-Lee
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This impeccably researched and “adventure-packed” (The Washington Post) account of the obsessive quest by Christopher Columbus’s son to create the greatest library in the world is “the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters” (NPR) and offers a vivid picture of Europe on the verge of becoming modern. At the peak of the Age of Exploration, Hernando Colón sailed with his father Christopher Columbus on his final voyage to the New World, a journey that ended in disaster, bloody mutiny, and shipwreck. After Columbus’s death in 1506, eighteen-year-old Hernando sought to continue—and surpass—his father’s campaign to explore the boundaries of the known world by building a library that would collect everything ever printed: a vast holding organized by summaries and catalogues; really, the first ever database for the exploding diversity of written matter as the printing press proliferated across Europe. Hernando traveled extensively and obsessively amassed his collection based on the groundbreaking conviction that a library of universal knowledge should include “all books, in all languages and on all subjects,” even material often dismissed: ballads, erotica, news pamphlets, almanacs, popular images, romances, fables. The loss of part of his collection to another maritime disaster in 1522, set off the final scramble to complete this sublime project, a race against time to realize a vision of near-impossible perfection. “Magnificent…a thrill on almost every page” (The New York Times Book Review), The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books is a window into sixteenth-century Europe’s information revolution, and a reflection of the passion and intrigues that lie beneath our own insatiable desires to bring order to the world today.

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library

Author : Edward Wilson-Lee
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The fascinating history of Christopher Columbus’s illegitimate son Hernando, guardian of his father’s flame, courtier, bibliophile and catalogue supreme, whose travels took him to the heart of 16th-century Europe’ Honor Clerk, Spectator, Books of the Year

The Globe on Paper

Author : Giuseppe Marcocci
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The age of exploration exposed the limits of available universal histories. Everyday interactions with cultures and societies across the globe brought to light a multiplicity of pasts which proved difficult to reconcile with an emerging sense of unity in the world. Among the first to address the questions posed by this challenge were a handful of Renaissance historians. On what basis could they narrate the history of hitherto unknown peoples? Why did the Bible and classical works say nothing about so many visible traces of ancient cultures? And how far was it possible to write histories of the world at a time of growing religious division in Europe and imperial rivalry around the world? A study of the cross-fertilization of historical writing in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, The Globe on Paper reconstructs a set of imaginative accounts worked out from Mexico to the Moluccas and Peru, and from the shops of Venetian printers to the rival courts of Spain and England. The pages of this book teem with humanists, librarians, missionaries, imperial officials, as well as forgers and indigenous chroniclers. Drawing on information gathered—or said to have been gathered—from eyewitness reports, interviews with local inhabitants, ancient codices, and material evidence, their global narratives testify to an unprecedented broadening of horizons which briefly flourished before succumbing to the forces of imperial and religious reaction.

Index to the Catalogue of Books in the Bates Hall of the Public Library of the City of Boston

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Index to the catalogue of books in the upper hall of the public library of the city of Boston

Author : Boston Public Library
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A Second Supplement to the Catalogue of Books in the Signet Library 1882 1887

Author : Signet Library (Great Britain)
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Supplement to the Catalogue of Books in the Admiralty Library

Author : Great Britain. Admiralty. Library
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Addenda to the catalogue of the books belonging to the Birmingham Library

Author : Birmingham Library (BIRMINGHAM)
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The Catalogue of 15 000 Volumes of Scarce Curious Printed Books and Unique Manuscripts Comprised in the Unrivalled Library Collected by the Late Thomas Bell Esq F S A Between the Years 1797 1860 which Will be Sold by Auction at the Residence of the Deceased Gentleman by Mr Geo Hardcastle on Monday 15 October 1860

Author : Thomas Bell
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Index to the Catalogue of Books in the Bates Hall of the Public Library of the City of Boston

Author : Boston Public Library
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Index to the Catalogue of Books of the Mercantile Library Association of Boston

Author : Mercantile Library Association (Boston, Mass.)
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Supplement to the Catalogue of the Free Public Library New Bedford Mass

Author : Free Public Library (New Bedford, Mass.)
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Index to the Catalogue of the Library of Parliament Part II

Author : Canada. Library of Parliament
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The Catalogue of the Public Library of Victoria

Author : Public Library, Museums, and National Gallery (Vic.)
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Index to the catalogue of a portion of the public library arranged in the lower hall

Author : Boston Mass, publ. libr
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Supplement to the Catalogue for the Public Library of New South Wales Sydney Reference Department

Author : Public Library of New South Wales. Reference Dept
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The Catalogue of Donations to the Public Library of Victoria

Author : Public Library of Victoria
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Annual Supplement to the Catalogue of the Library of Parliament in Alphabetical and Subject Order

Author : Canada. Parliment. Library
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"Report of the joint librarians of Parliament" (in English and French) included in each number.

The Catalogue of Donations to the Public Library of Victoria from 1856 to 1872

Author : State Library of Victoria
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Supplement to the Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the British Museum

Author : British Museum. Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts
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