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Author Wilson-Lee, Edward, author
Title The catalogue of shipwrecked books : Christopher Columbus, his son, and the quest to build the world's greatest library / Edward Wilson-Lee
Published New York : Scribner, 2019
 Rodman Main Adult  010.92 W749    AVAILABLE
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition
Descript xi, 401 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Note Illustration on endpapers
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "This impeccably researched account of a forgotten quest to create the greatest library of the Renaissance amazing tour through sixteenth century Europe."--Dust flap
Contents pt. I. The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The Return from Ocean ; In the Chamber of Clean Blood ; The Book of Prophecies ; Rites of Passage ; A Knowledge of Night -- pt. II. A Language of Pictures. Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax ; The World City ; The Architecture of Order ; An Empire of Dictionaries -- pt. III. An Atlas of the Word. The Devil in the Details ; No Place like Home ; Cutting Through ; The Library without Walls -- pt. IV. Setting things in Order. Another Europe and the Same ;The King of Nowhere ; Last Orders ; Epilogue: Ideas on the shelf
Subject Colón, Fernando, 1488-1539
Biblioteca Colombina
Book collectors -- Spain -- Biography
Historians -- Spain -- Biography
Bibliographers -- Spain -- Biography
Geographers -- Spain -- Biography
Add Title Catalog of shipwrecked books
ISBN 9781982111397

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