On Parchment, Paper and Palm Leaves...

Treasures of the Royal Library

On Parchment, Paper and Palm Leaves...

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

364 pages
Cloth $138.00 ISBN: 9788770236218 Published March 1993 NFS UK, IRELAND, AND SCANDINAVIA
This volume presents in pictures and words the cultural heritage, national as well as international, administered by the Royal Library in Denmark. It outlines in detail the origin and growth of the collections from before the time of Frederik III, leading the reader through the collections, its themes and highlights, from Western Manuscripts before c. 1530to printed books and pictures in the period 1450-1830. Showcased highlights include maps and atlases; Greenlandica; Americana; Orientalia; Hebracica and judaica; pictures in the print and photograph collection; the music collection; and bookbindings.


The Origin and Growth of the Collections:

Library of Kings

      Prior to Frederik III

      Frederik III

      Christian V

      Frederik IV

      The Gottorp Library

      Christian VI

      Frederik V and Christian VII

      Jon Erichsen and D.G. Moldenhawer (1780-1823/24)

From Universal Library to National and Research Library (1824-1993)

      The Foreign Collections

      The National Collections

Through the Collections: Themes and Highlights:

Western Manuscripts before c. 1530

Printed Books and Pictures c. 1450-1830

      Printed Books and Pictures c. 1450-1500

      German Printing c. 1500-1570

      European Printing c. 1570-1730

      Danish Printing c. 1730-1830

Maps and Atlases




Hebraica and Judaica

Pictures in the Print and Photograph Collection

The Music Collection


Selected Bibliography

Index of Subjects

Index of Names

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