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Paul Ferguson
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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2013 06:34 pm
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Laura OKeefe wrote:
Alan Pritchard wrote: ... as a retired librarian, it is good to see another one here!!!

Alan

Thank you, Alan!  I hope this means that I may occasionally pester you with questions about subject headings, obscure printers, &c.  I've just begun cataloging a sizable collection of 16th and 17th-century books, many of which have to do with alchemy, and am finding it rough sledding.


This has jogged my memory about the Beautiful Libraries site which has been updated and has moved:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/librophiliac-love-letter-revised-edition

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Thanks, Paul. A lovely site. I wish I had managed to work in some of them. A lot of my professional life was spent in a converted tea warehouse in Aldgate.

At least I worked on my bibliography in the old British Library reading room & I spent many happy hours with an illustrated Ashmole in the Bodelian in 1961.

I also liked the old Patent Office library (http://www.archimage.co.uk/patent_library.htm). Not quite as elaborate as the Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, but on the same lines. Spent many days in there when at library school & later.

There was a Swedish company that published a calenday of Renaissance libraries, but I think that has ceased.

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Alan Pritchard wrote:
Thanks, Paul. A lovely site. I wish I had managed to work in some of them. A lot of my professional life was spent in a converted tea warehouse in Aldgate.

At least I worked on my bibliography in the old British Library reading room & I spent many happy hours with an illustrated Ashmole in the Bodelian in 1961.

I also liked the old Patent Office library (http://www.archimage.co.uk/patent_library.htm). Not quite as elaborate as the Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, but on the same lines. Spent many days in there when at library school & later.

There was a Swedish company that published a calenday of Renaissance libraries, but I think that has ceased.


That would be Stjernvall:

http://www.cultivate-int.org/issue2/calendar/index.html

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That's the one, Paul.

I think that SSIM are no longer in business.

I managed to find some information on the Internet Archive. Search for http://www.renaissancelibrary.com

Gunnel Stjernvall is still around. She is Assistant Librarian at Solna C, as well as being on social media sites.

I might contact her & see if she has any calendars left.

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That's the one, Paul.

I think that SSIM are no longer in business.

I managed to find some information on the Internet Archive. Search for http://www.renaissancelibrary.com

Gunnel Stjernvall is still around. She is Assistant Librarian at Solna C, as well as being on social media sites.

I might contact her & see if she has any calendars left.


Shame.

Images (albeit very tiny ones) from the 2005 calendar here:

http://www.associates.ucr.edu/1104back.htm

I suppose an Alchemical Images calendar would have a big sale and might help promote Adam's website and Magnum Opus series? How about it Adam?

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 Posted: Tue Feb 19th, 2013 10:56 am
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I recently wrote a short piece for the Ritman Library Blog
referring to Principe's book.

http://www.ritmanlibrary.com/2013/02/lawrence-principe-takes-basilius-valentinus-to-the-laboratory/

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Paul Ferguson wrote:
Laura OKeefe wrote:
Alan Pritchard wrote: ... as a retired librarian, it is good to see another one here!!!

Alan

Thank you, Alan!  I hope this means that I may occasionally pester you with questions about subject headings, obscure printers, &c.  I've just begun cataloging a sizable collection of 16th and 17th-century books, many of which have to do with alchemy, and am finding it rough sledding.


This has jogged my memory about the Beautiful Libraries site which has been updated and has moved:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/librophiliac-love-letter-revised-edition


Some private ones here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/luxuryhomes/9931135/Homes-with-envy-inspiring-libraries.html

My favourite is no. 7, just the right setting for that collection of Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks...

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Nice collection, Paul.

Several remind me of my son's bookshelves. Flat in Bath. Not sure of the width, but 15ft high, floor to ceiling, with a ladder.

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Alan Pritchard wrote:
Nice collection, Paul.

Several remind me of my son's bookshelves. Flat in Bath. Not sure of the width, but 15ft high, floor to ceiling, with a ladder.


Good for him, but what of the future...?

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It depends how far in the future you want to go, but SHAC are producing translations of alchemical texts and are printing them up, not going straight for e-reader etc. 

The link to Principe is that I asked about modern technology such as e-books and print on demand at the meeting on Saturday and the replies indicated that they had thought about them, but for various reasons which I can't recall now, books were the way to go for now. 

 

 

Paul, many of those libraries are pretty, but too small!

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Just going through some of my older messages.

Taschen published 1 calendar for 1998 based on Alexander Roob's book. Have not come across any other years. Picked this up from eBay

"Page-a-day desk calendar in a plastic holder with slightly less than 365 illustrations (1 page only for 2 days at weekends), many full color, taken from a range of texts and art works dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Includes 3pp. of notes about alchemy by Alexander Roob"

They also issued a Alchemy & mysticism: postcard book with 30 postcards

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So it was that long ago! I bought the calendar and book of postcards as well as the book itself, in the English translation. All very well produced: the book was printed in Italy, the cards in Singapore. I don't know about the calendar, though I still have it somewhere (at least the separate pages and the box they came in.)

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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 01:47 pm
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Haven't found an English version of this video unfortunately but it's quite amusing if you know Spanish or French:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_uaI28LGJk

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Paul Ferguson wrote:
Laura OKeefe wrote:
Alan Pritchard wrote: ... as a retired librarian, it is good to see another one here!!!

Alan

Thank you, Alan!  I hope this means that I may occasionally pester you with questions about subject headings, obscure printers, &c.  I've just begun cataloging a sizable collection of 16th and 17th-century books, many of which have to do with alchemy, and am finding it rough sledding.


This has jogged my memory about the Beautiful Libraries site which has been updated and has moved:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/librophiliac-love-letter-revised-edition


Another one for the list of beautiful libraries?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2404834/Library-Birmingham-Europes-largest-public-library-set-open-matter-days.html

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Paul Ferguson wrote:
Laura OKeefe wrote:
Alan Pritchard wrote: ... as a retired librarian, it is good to see another one here!!!

Alan

Thank you, Alan!  I hope this means that I may occasionally pester you with questions about subject headings, obscure printers, &c.  I've just begun cataloging a sizable collection of 16th and 17th-century books, many of which have to do with alchemy, and am finding it rough sledding.


This has jogged my memory about the Beautiful Libraries site which has been updated and has moved:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/librophiliac-love-letter-revised-edition



And now a book along similar lines by a Cambridge architectural historian:

http://tinyurl.com/namyc7p


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