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Descendants... revisited

A few weeks ago I wrote about finding an early identifying stamp on one of the books that form part of the Leeds College of Art and Architecture Collection.

Descendants revisited
A direct link to the Leeds Mechanics Institute and Literary Society, which was formed in 1842 by the amalgamation of the Leeds Mechanics Institute and the Leeds Literary Institution. Recently I  found an even earlier stamp from the Leeds Mechanics Institute Library which means that the book was part of that Library between 1824 and 1842. The book in question is a rare copy of The Four Books of Architecture by Andrea Palladio translated by Isaac Ware [1738].

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Dr Keith Rowntree

Keith Rowntree maintains the University's Archive and Special Collections which are currently held at the University’s Library, situated on our Headingley Campus. We collect, describe and preserve material for future generations while seeking to promote knowledge of, and access to this rich heritage for educational, professional and research purposes.

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