Showing posts from April, 2019

stolen 400-yr old Bible recovered

Christopher Columbus' son's library catalog

I found this very interesting. Christopher Columbus had an illegitimate son who  amassed a large collection of books, his own library. Due to the printing press and prestige ideas about owning books, the number of books available during his lifetime rapidly increased. While his library was dispersed, a book has been found recently that is a list of all of his books: the "catalog" of his library. The "Catalog" is the size of a coffee table, about a foot thick. It is being translated from Latin into English and digitized to make it more accessible to most researchers.
Read more about it here:

ALAO Special Collections and Archives Interest Group (SCAIG) for its annual spring workshop. Teaching with Primary Sources in Ohio May 29th