Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Beautiful Libraries for the Librophiliacs

Remember the Library of Human Imagination?

Here are some more

Theological Hall - Original Baroque Cabinets
Strahov Theological Hall - Original Baroque Cabinet
Theological Hall; Statue of John the Evangelist Holding a Book
Strahov Theological Hall; Statue of John the Evangelist Holding a Book

Strahov Philosophical Hall

Strahov Philosophical Hall

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Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Angelica Library, Rome, Italy
Wolfenbuttel.jpgHerzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
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Beatus Rhenanus Library, Basel, Switzerland
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Bernadotte Library, Stockholm Sweden
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Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy
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Biblioteca Di Bella Arti, Milan, Italy
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Biblioteca do Palacio e Convento de Mafra I, Lisbon Coast, Portugal
Biblioteca do Palàcio Nacional da Ajuda Lisboa III, Lisbon, Portugal
Biblioteca do Palàcio Nacional da Ajuda Lisboa III, Lisbon, Portugal
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Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla, Mexico
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Bibliotecha de la Real Academia De La Lengua, Madrid, Spain
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Bibliotheque Alencon, Normandy, France
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Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris, France
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Duke of Humphrey’s Library, Bodleian, Oxford University, England
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Boston Copley Public Library, Boston, USA
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Old British Reading Room, British Museum, London, England
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Casanatense Library, Rome, Italy
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Cathedral Library, Kalocsa, Hungary
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Chetham’s Library, Manchester, UK
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Dutch Royal Archives Library, Netherlands
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El Escorial Library, San Lorenzo, Spain
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Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, the Hague, Netherlands
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Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford, England (Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.)
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Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar II, Germany
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Joanina LIbrary University of Coimbra, Portugal
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Kremsmuenster Abbey Library, Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.
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Biblioteca Castilla La Mancha, Spain
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Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA
Library of Parliament Ottawa
Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada
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Library of St. Walburga, Zutphen, Netherland (Preserved from the 16th century)
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Library of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria
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Library of the National Palace of Mafra, Portugal
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Library of the Prussian King Frederic the Second in Potsdam, Germany
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Melk Monastery Library, Melk, Austria
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National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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North Reading Room, UC Berkeley, California, USA (Terrific reader suggestion)
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New York Public Library, New York, USA
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Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium
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Queen’s College Library Oxford
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Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Possibly the most beautiful library of them all.)
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Rennie Mackintosh Library, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (Added on excellent reader suggestion.)
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Riggs Library, Georgetown University, USA
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Rijkmuseum Library, Amsterdam
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Riksdagen Library, Swedish Parliament Library, Stockholm, Sweden
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Russian National Library, St. Petersburg
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St. Florian Monastery-Library, Austria
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Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain
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Sansovino Library, Rome, Italy
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Sorbonne Library, Paris, France
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State Library, Victoria, Australia
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Stiftsbibliothek Klosterneuburg, Klosterneuburg, Austria
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Suzzallo Library, Seattle, Washington, USA
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The New Library of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
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Theology Room at St. Deiniol’s library, North Wales
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Trinity College LIbrary, AKA, The Long Room, Dublin, Ireland
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University-Library, Helsinki, Finland
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Vatican Library, Vatican City, Rome
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Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria
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Waldsassen Abbey Library, Bavaria, Germany
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Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge, England
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Yale, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, Connecticut, USA




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Amelia S. Givin Library, Mount Holly Springs, PA
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Bad Schussenried Bibliothekssaal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Florence, Italy
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Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels, Belgium
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Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA, USA
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Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford, England
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Cornell Law School Library, Ithaca, NY, USA
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Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C., USA
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George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore House Library, Asheville, N.C., USA
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Harper Library, The University of Chicago, IL, USA
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John Rylands Library, Manchester, England (Thanks to Edward Brownrigg and John Rylands)
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Klementium Library, Prague, Czech Republic
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales
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National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
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Old Chicago Public Library (Current Cultural Center), Chicago, IL, USA
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Pierpont Morgan Library, NY, NY, USA
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Saxon State Library in Dresden, Germany (The reading room pictured is entirely underground, the ceiling being level with the grass.)
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Sterling Memorial Library, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (The rest of Sterling Library is incredible, but I particularly enjoy that wonderful library specialty, the card catalog)
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The Grolier Club Library, NY, NY, USA
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Law Library, Iowa State Legislature, IA, USA
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The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Northeast Vermont, USA
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Thomas Crane Library, Quincy MA, USA
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto, Canada
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University of Michigan (Old) Law Library, MI, USA
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Widener Library, Harvard. Cambridge, MA, USA
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Wiblingen Monestary Library, Ulm, Germany


1 comment:

  1. Speechless in the presence of so many words. Truly these are cathedrals.

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