• Adventures in the Seminary Library Land

    Author(s):
    Karlfried Froehlich (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    Church history, Library education, Archives--Study and teaching, European literature, Sixteenth century, Seventeenth century, Library science, Humanism
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Theological Library Month Lecture 1993
    Meeting Org.:
    Princeton Theological Seminary Library
    Meeting Loc.:
    Theron Room of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library
    Meeting Date:
    October 15, 2013
    Tag(s):
    Printing History, Manuscripts, Treasure Hunts, Library and Archival Studies, Book culture, Early modern European literature, Biblical studies, Librarianship
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/arh8-9b03
    Abstract:
    This presentation highlights some treasures of Princeton Seminary’s Wright Library: Manuscripts of a 12th century Greek Gospel Lectionary and of a lovely 16th century Schwenckfelder sermon collection, an early 1540 print of the Zurich Bible and a reprint of the 1534 Luther Bible owned by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a copy of the first printed edition of the biblical Glossa Ordinaria 1480/81 in four volumes, and a 1542 volume of Heinrich Bullinger’s Gospel commentaries. It closes by discussing the strange fate of a 1528 Erasmus edition of Augustine’s writings with a large trove of contemporary handwritten marginalia which was offered to the Seminary for a price of 1 Million Dollars.
    Notes:
    The author describes significant treasures with which he worked and surprising discoveries he made during twenty years of being a faithful and enthusiastic user of one of the world's best theological libraries, Princeton Seminary's Wright Library, sharing his experiences with a lighthearted touch. The lecture can be watched on line at https://library.ptsem.edu/podcasts/froehlich-2013-lecture-podcast
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