The Bodleian Coins and Medals, Volume 1

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Page 47 - It is lamentable,' writes Niebuhr from the University of Bonn, ' that I am here much worse off for books than I was at Rome, where I was sure to find whatever was in the library, because no books were lent out; here I find that just the book which I most want is always lent out.
Page 5 - Laud directs, in his letter of gift, that none of the books shall on any account be taken out of the Library, ' nisi solum ut typis mandentur, et sic publici et juris et utilitatis fiant...
Page 4 - The executors stuck at this a little, but, having considered better of it, came to this resolution: that they were to be the executors of Mr. Selden's will, and not of his passion...
Page 3 - And the statutes proceed to say that — "sith the sundry examples of former ages, as well in this University as in other places of the realm , have taught us over often that the frequent loan of books hath been a principal occasion of the ruin and destruction of many famous Libraries: it is therefore ordered and decreed to be observed as a statute of irrevocable force, that for no regard, pretence, or cause there shall at any time any volume, either of those that are chained or of others unchained,...
Page 5 - MSS. to the university, my aim was, to do her a service in it; and my act was, the making her a free gift of them, without any restriction upon her. Now upon both these scores, the absolute disposing of them in all occurrences, dependeth wholly and singly of the university; for she knoweth best what will be most for her service and advantage, and she is absolute mistress to dispose of them as she pleaseth.
Page 3 - Ita, minoris formae volumina in quarto et octavo, quaeque in clathris, et sub custodia Bibliothecarii solius continentur, ne contrectatione nimia, et pervolutatione corrumpantur, (quando ob antiquitatem, raritatem, pretium, speciem, aut aliam denique praestantiorem ob notam, magni aestimanda fuerint,) hac lege visendi cupidis exhibeantur. In manus cuique et numerato tradantur; coram evolvantur ; ante discessum reddantur : qui hanc legem...
Page 9 - Protector sent his letter to Mr. Vice-Chancellor to borrow a MS. (Joh. de Muris) for the Portugal Ambassador. A copy of the...
Page 9 - Universal History, and sent an order for it to the Library, signed by the Vice-Chancellor : the Librarian, John Rous, went to the King, showed him the Statutes which the Librarian had sworn to obey ; and the King withdrew his request, saying, ' It was fit that the will and statutes of the pious Founder should be religiously observed.
Page 5 - Hos libros, amoris mei testes, vestrse fidei committo, in bibliotheca reponendos, hac conditione, ut nunquam inde extrahantur, vel mutuo cuipiam dentur sub quocunque praetextu, nisi solum, ut typis mandentur, et sic publici et juris et utilitatis fiant...
Page 28 - CHANDLER, HENRY WILLIAM Remarks on the practice and policy of lending Bodleian printed books and manuscripts.

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