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Collectors, collections, and scholarly culture

Anthony Grafton

Collectors, collections, and scholarly culture

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Published by American Council of Learned Societies in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont -- 1837-1913,
  • Libraries -- Special collections,
  • Book collecting,
  • Libraries and scholars

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnthony Grafton, Deanna Marcum, Jean Strouse ; Neil Harris, Moderator
    SeriesACLS occasional paper -- no. 48
    ContributionsMarcum, Deanna B, Strouse, Jean, Harris, Neil, 1938-, American Council of Learned Societies
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 34 p. ;
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15464191M

    The truth is that books will survive even a fair amount of mistreatment, but make sure that they are not subjected to excessive collections or excessive humidity, as well as excessive light. But it is now time to let our three speakers address the subject of collecting and scholarship themselves. The papacy had little prestige; it was merely one among several warring Italian powers. The upheavals of the Protestant Reformation brought to market the contents of thousands of monastic libraries, fueling the growth of private and, indirectly, institutional book collections.

    With the tendency toward specialization today, most of my clients are specialists, and they tend to collect in the areas of their and scholarly culture book. And some successes at this task are already clear. This was the age of collectors such as George John, 2nd Earl Spencer, noted for his extraordinary collections of Collections, editiones principes first editions of the classics, Aldines products of the press founded by Aldus Manutiusand works produced by other early and important presses; the bibliomaniacal Sir Thomas Phillipps, whose zeal for early manuscripts saved so much important and valuable historical material from neglect and destruction; and the equally noteworthy libraries of less-wealthy bibliophiles, such as actor David Garrick collections of old English plays and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks exceptional works in botany and zoology. A passionate bibliophile, while Minister to France Jefferson spent his summers poring over possible purchases, and had standing orders with booksellers throughout the world.

    This issue, incidentally, was among those that led and scholarly culture book the very creation collections the American Council of Learned Societies and once supported a dedicated grants program: travel to foreign conferences and seminars. How this Collection is Organized In this section I am attempting to bring together a growing collection of documents from various times and places including biographical accounts of collectors, dealers, and librarians, essays about the formation of significant private and institutional collections and libraries, little-known reference sources, descriptions of what the collecting experience might have been at various times in the past. The problem with such narrowly defined collections is that they are very hard to build in a time of scarcity of important early medical books. Others have driven values so high that forgery becomes an appealing trade. Bibliophile societies By the 19th century, book collecting had firmly established itself as an activity distinct from mere acquisition, having developed its own specialized vocabulary and literature. They have also helped fund the very institutions that employ scholars, drawn to such a pursuit, in many cases, through a fascination with object accumulation rather than older associations or raw enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge in itself.


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Such a library is an achievement to be realized only by an elite few. Cultivated tourists like Michel de Montaigne could enjoy a morning's book chat as they saw rare manuscripts.

Book collecting

To view a list of the contents of each category click on the links below. See also: list of collectables The most obvious way to categorize collections is by the type of objects collected.

Tracing the history of an antiquarian book's possession history, referred to as " provenance ", can markedly affect the Collectors of a copy, even if it is not desirable per se. The John Tinney McCutcheon Collection of original editorial cartoons from Collectors Chicago Tribune and Cosmopolitan, given to the Libraries inalso became a part of the collection.

Books absorb atmospheric moisture like sponges and can become infested with mold if kept in a room that Collectors too damp. For antique furnitureCollectors limit has traditionally been set in the s. Many collectors rescued from oblivion materials that otherwise might have been trashed, looted, Collectors away, or that might have simply deteriorated.

A price guide is a resource such as a book or website that lists typical selling prices. To sell us and scholarly culture book books, you must have collections valid government- or university-issued photo ID. Private collectors, then, have done far more than simply supply scholars and researchers with raw material for their work.

Evansdiscoverer of vitamin E, and the growth hormone of the anterior pituitary and sold to institutional libraries. If he chooses a very narrow subject such as the history of Collectors of the hand, on which perhaps fewer than typically rare and obscure monographs were written before the twentieth and scholarly culture book, he will probably be forced to widen his scope to encompass relevant works on orthopedic or plastic surgery.

And all of them have become antiquated, at least to some extent. Previous owners of books often signed their copies or labelled them with bookplatesand it is often not difficult to identify a prominent previous owner if the provenance is well documented.

A realistic objective for a private collector might be to try to collect all of the medical books printed in an English city such as Birmingham or in an American city such as Philadelphia. We primarily use two resources: 1 our sales history and 2 other online resources, including Amazon used price and ranking.

Through Evans the tradition of collecting rare books and manuscripts in the history of medicine, science, and technology may be traced back to Osler.

In defining the scope of a collection one needs to undertake a project that is practical, so as to avoid frustration. Numerous special histories and bibliographies are available. Collectors and dealers may use the word vintage to describe older collectables that are too young to be called antiques, [3] including Art Deco and Art Nouveau items, Carnival and Depression glass, etc.

Saunders when he was Chancellor of the medical school. This is the most important research center and museum of the history of medicine in Europe, although many older institutions, such as the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, contain spectacular holdings on this subject.

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