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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart



Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
page 89

-announced, with commendation, that John Jacob Fuggèr had, with graft coft^ founded a library at Augfbnrg, the care of which he had committed to Hieronymus Wolf; and that the magiftrate of the republic of Ircflau, pio Jtudio, was alfo forming a library, by which, however, that at Saint Mary Magdalen's is to be underftood. It is alfo very likely that Rehdiger9 through Selnecoer's recommendation, was induced, after Fugger's laudable •example, to undertake a fimilar one for Breflau. -We may, from all circumftances, eafily comprehend why Rehdiger's bequeft, particularly of medals, many of which were of gold, but more efpecially of ftatues, fhould not reach their deftination, in the year 1576; without dilapidation ; for of thefe there is only one buff of bronze, probably îivius, together with fome fmall articles, remaining. Rehdiger mud alio have collected fome gems, which, however, are not to be feen. At firft they were all kept packed up in a private houfe, but afterwards, with the confent of the magiftrate, brought into the prefent room, in which the infpeétar of -churches and fchools held his theological le&uies; on which account, the Library was transferred to the upper partof the college. In fuch condition it remained, on account of difputes exifting between the family of the founder -and the magiftrate, and latterly from the troubles of the thirty years war, lying ufelefe for half a century, until matters were finally fettled, the 17th March 1645 ; which, without doubt, the celebrated Nicolaus Henelius von Hennenfeld had moftly brought about,—by whofe energy all the relations of the von Rehdiger family, out of fingular affeâion towards this worthy city, confented to leave, to one upright counfellor of the city of Breflau, the management of the Library bequeathed by their kinfman Mr Thomas Rehdiger, jurt proprietario in the fecureft form and manner, and all their right therein have ceded and delivered up ; but with thefe exprefs conditions : • That this library be kept at the church of St Elifabeth, in the place where it is at prefent, or in another convenient chamber and proper for it; and as, through the liberality of benevolent people, it may be augmented, yet that henceforward it be no otherwife called than REHDIOBRIAN, 4 2. That he fet up an honourable infeription to the memory of the JPoundcr, together with his coat of anns^

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