Beautiful Bodleian Library at Oxford University Is One of Europe’s Oldest Reading Rooms



Nestled in the University of Oxford‘s grand Bodleian Library is one of the oldest and most beautiful reading rooms in Europe. Named after Humphrey of Lancaster—the 1st Duke of Gloucester and the son of King Henry IV of England. Duke Humfrey’s Library was built between 1450 and 1480.

Bodleian Library

Though it initially housed music, maps, and rare books, it now also offers a cozy and quiet place to read, study, and work.

Bodleian Library

As a lover of literature, Duke Humfrey amassed a large, multilingual collection of books throughout his life. When Duke Humfrey 1447, he donated them to Oxford University, and the reading room was specially built to contain them. Originally, the reading room possessed 281 of the duke’s manuscripts, but, today, it only has 3.

Bodleian Library

The shelves are now filled with extremely rare books. It includess “manuscripts of the gospels of the Bible from the 3rd century. Also a Shakespeare First Folio and a copy of the Gutenberg Bible (one of 42 left in the world).”
Bodleian Library
via mymodernmet

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