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The trade in rare books in Switzerland in the first half of the nineteenth century: Sir Thomas Phillipps's purchases and their dispersal

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This thesis examines the changing values assigned to books and shows why some items are now considered as part of the world’s cultural heritage. Using a methodology based on the reading of archives, the use of dealers’ and library catalogues, and the books’ material analysis, my research provides an in-depth study of the trade in rare books in Switzerland in the first half of the nineteenth century. To explore this topic, largely neglected by modern scholarship, I investigate the purchases...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Author

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Examiner
Department:
Zentralbibliothek, Zurich
Role:
Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:13a7a6ed-21ca-45fa-98e4-ab39f890d1d4
Deposit date:
2020-03-08

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