Books vanishing into the ether world. Unknown until now.  All discovered from a lost volume now found! No, it is not from the world of Harry Potter. The 500 year old Libro de los Epítomes is the catalog for Hernando Colón’s 16th-century collection. His library was to be the biggest in the world.  Amazingly the catalog was not found in Spain, but in the Arnamagnæan Collection at the University of Copenhagen.

Libro de los Epítomes is a window into a lost world of 16th-century books. Those from the Manuscript Society who traveled to Spain in 2016 will remember visiting the what remains of the collection of Hernando Colón. For the entire story of how this book arrived in Copenhagen, its discovery and importance to our understanding of the past. Click. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/10/extraordinary-500-year-old-library-catalogue-reveals-books-lost-to-time-libro-de-los-epitomes?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

 

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