Guest post by Jillian Tomm, Postdoctoral Fellow in Rare Books & Special Collections
This short book provides a list of Greek manuscripts from the library of the sixteenth-century Platonist Francesco Patrizi (1529-1597), acquired by the celebrated Escorial library of Spain in the 1570s. The introductory text (in German) also provides biographical information about Patrizi. Both the inventory and introduction have been marked by a reader, perhaps by Raymond Klibansky (1905-2005). The volume was once in the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg of Hamburg (now the Warburg Library in London), and today the volume is part of McGill’s Raymond Klibansky Collection.
See images of the Escorial library on their website: http://rbme.patrimonionacional.es/Francesco Patricio und seine Sammlung griechischer Handschriften in der Bibliothek des Escorial (Book)
Francesco Patricio und seine Sammlung griechischer Handschriften in der Bibliothek des Escorial (eBook)