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FAMOUS LIBRARY OF LONDON'S GUILDHALL AND CHAINED BOOKS AT HEREFORD

FAMOUS LIBRARY OF LONDON'S GUILDHALL AND CHAINED BOOKS AT HEREFORD

rare old books. In the church of All Saints, Hereford (top), is one of the most remarkable libraries of chained books in existence. They number over 250, and are in the vestry to the south of the chancel. The hour glass seen on the shelf reminded the readers of the passing of time. The books were bequeathed to the church in the eighteenth century by William Brewster.

Other pictures from The Early Library and the Chained Book


CHAINED BIBLE AT DODDINGTON

RARE VOLUMES IN THE ANCIENT LIBRARY OF HEREFORD CATHEDRAL

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