From a library for proof-readers to a bibliophile treasury: the library of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp

Imbof, Dirk
July 2008
Art Libraries Journal;Jul2008, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p34
Academic Journal
The article offers information about the library of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the library of a publishing house for it houses a number of special copies that bear authors' notes and corrections for new editions of their books. Its value increases when it is used in combination with the museum's collections including archives, manuscripts, working drawings, copper plates, and woodblocks for the publications of the Officina Plantiniana. History of the establishment of the library is also presented.


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