Durham Cathedral Library (@BedesBooks )

Durham Cathedral Library

Bio Home of Durham Cathedral Librarys outstanding collection of medieval manuscripts, early printed books, modern theological works and friendly librarians.
Location Durham, England
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Twitter Web Client : We have quite a lot of books too. About a quarter of a million of them are in the #LongRoom and Gallery, including Beetons Dictionary of Universal Information (everything you ever wanted to know, fitted into 2 vols).

#GameofLibraries #IronBookshelf

Twitter Web Client : Our copy of 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' will be on display in our forthcoming exhibition 'Mapping the World' this autumn - along with lots of other wonderful historic maps, charts and atlases.
durhamcathedral.co.uk/whats-on/mappi…

Twitter Web Client : The first modern atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius, was published #OnThisDay in 1570 in Antwerp. The atlas was so successful 31 editions were published over the next 40 years. Here is our 1584 edition.
#maps #geography #rarebooks #OTD

Twitter Web Client : Todays the feast day of scholar & teacher Alcuin of York (d. 804). A prolific & influential writer, his treatise on virtue & vice was written for Count Guy (Wido) around the year 800, & survives in over 140 manuscripts.
#medievaltwitter #OTD #OnThisDay
iiif.durham.ac.uk/index.html?man…

Twitter Web Client : For #WorldBeeDay heres the printers device of the Apiarius family of Bern in a 1569 Spanish Bible. Apiarius translates as bee master, & the bear is the symbol of Bern. Read more about the Bear Bible here: durhamcathedral.co.uk/heritage/treas…
#Reformation #earlymodern #rarebooks

Twitter Web Client : We only need 27 more followers to hit 3k...

Its a Friday afternoon... perfect time to kick back, & give a lovely little indpendent historic library a follow and a retweet.

Would four tiny wyverns do the trick?

#tinydragons #Cathedrals #librarylife #FridayFeeling #libraries

Twitter Web Client : Hello to our new followers!

*waves cheerily*

You can look forward to tweets about our remarkable historic collections, & glimpses into Cathedral life on a World Heritage Site.

And views from our office window... heres the view today.
#FridayFeeling #Librarylife