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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 90

* S. That he revife the books and things appertaining to it according" to the exiting catalogue, note how the fame are found, and furnifti tranfcripts of it * 4i. That he demand no reeompenceilhom the family on account of the chamber hitherto hired, nor yet any for the future? * 5. A trufty perfon (hall be appointed, to whom the care of the Library may be committed; and who iTiail be maintained at:the charge of the Republic, without coft to the family/ We have formerly, without finding fault, paflèd into the Theological Auditory, and confequendy to the firft place where the Library was kept, up a particular winding ftaircafe overthechokr, through the door now leading-; thereto, juflr as is ftilL the way to the Library in the Magdalen Church. Afterwards, on account of its augmentation, and in « order to-make room fbr induftrious readers, at the inftanoe and charge of a benefàétor, - to mr unknown, in the years 169T, 1699, the Bench Chapel hard by the veftry room was fitted as1 a new hall, and has been well united with die old one by breaking, through die partition-wall and terminating it with a large Bow: the outward wall-piHar has* beemftrengthened, and in this- fore part of the hall a new door has been fet up, in'the-choir) over the porch hard by this chapel. After that,, in the year 17 48v the library of the baron von Hund was depofited ia this fofc part of the* hall, and the room over the porch only ramained for readers; fo the prefent Library became at once very confiderable^ and decorated iofide and out with feveral ornamental falfe doors, with the inscription BIBTIOTHSGA PVBLICA, together with the Brefiàu W above it. Laftly, Jo the year 1785, therwalK in* this ^ room were made ufe of aaa ragofâoiy for the Arietftft;Colleétion. The inscription mentioned in the agreement, is engraved on a-copper plate,, with letters erf gold:inlaid;.andas it probably had been at firft affixed to die wall which afterwards was broken -through* the magiftrate, in the year 1698, caufed be ^ d aF to the wall in the fore part of: die hall, on the right-hand fide of the window, together with -the Founder's coat of arms: above it, and hit effigy beneath. It is likewife to be read •lfewhere in print; but as I have copied it accurately,, it belongs properly to this place 8*

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