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Archbishop Matthew Parker, patron of bookbinding

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Matthew Parker, one of the most learned of all Archbishops of Canterbury, had a splendid library, the greater part of which is at Corpus Christi College. Parker was not only interested in the contents of his books and manuscripts, he also commissioned elaborately decorated bindings and employed bookbinders at Lambeth Palace. This talk will focus on the bindings of Parker’s own books and manuscripts and on those that he presented to others.

This talk is part of the Friends of Cambridge University Library series.

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