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The catalogue of shipwrecked books : young Columbus and the quest for a universal library

Wilson-Lee, Edward2018
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Without libraries, what have we? We have no past and no future. This book tells for the first time in English the story of the first great universal library in the age of printing - and of the son of Christopher Colombus who created it. Set to the backdrop of Christopher Columbus' paradigm- defining explorations of the New World and beyond, and cutting across events of the Renaissance and Reformation, this book follows Hernando Columbus' bibliomania and curation of the first ever library of its kind. As the 'natural son' of Christopher (conceived out of wedlock), Hernando had a complex relationship to his father and an acute need to validate his position. Hernando was still a young child during the exploration of 1492 - Christopher's many travels kept them apart for months at a time. While originally from Liguria, Italy, it is in Spain that Christopher found travel patronage.
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography010 COLAvailable
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