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history of the Boston athenæum with biographical notices of its deceased founders. by Quincy, Josiah

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Published by Metcalf and Company in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Boston Athenæum

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StatementBy Josiah Quincy.
LC ClassificationsZ733 .B742
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 263, [1], 104 p.
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6913980M
LC Control Number02006042

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Buy This Book in Print. summary. A detailed history of the Boston Athenæum’s historic role in the founding of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston The Boston Athenæum played a vital role in founding the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a fact that is not widely known. This book details this important relationship, from its inception through the Author: Hina Hirayama. The history of the Boston athenæum, with biographical notices of its deceased founders by Quincy, Josiah, ; Loewy, Benno, fmo ; Sparks, Jared, fmo. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 27 cm: Contents: The fine arts at the Boston Athenaeum, --Toward the Perkins brothers, the Athenaeum Gallery, and changing taste in Boston --The founding vision for the Museum, --The Athenaeum and the Museum, --After changing . Rare Books The Rare Book Collection of the Boston Athenæum reflects the collecting interests of the Library as it has narrowed its focus from being encyclopedic in the 19th century to its current focus on the humanities. While there are surprising examples of early works on many subjects in the Athenæum, researchers should expect to find depth in certain specific subject areas.

The new Athenæum flourished in culture-starved Boston and, as it voraciously acquired books, art, and artifacts, it grew rapidly. In , it added an Art Gallery and began a series of yearly exhibitions of American and European art. Founded in , the Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States. Its collections comprise over half a million volumes, with particular strengths in Boston history, New England state and local history, biography, English and American literature, and the fine and decorative arts. “"[Boston: A Topographical History] is a lively history of the city from its founding up through the mids, the age of the so-called New Boston. Whitehill clarifies such mysteries as the name Tremont, which refers to the three hills--Pemberton, Beacon, and Mount Vernon--that once stood where the now much-reduced Beacon Hill s: 9. The Boston Athenaeum is home to about , rare books. But in a locked room, tucked into a custom-made box, there lives a particularly curious one. About the size of an ordinary paperback, the.

Boston: Boston Athenaeum, Edition/Format: Print book: English: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Boston Athenaeum -- History. Boston Athenaeum. More like this: User lists; Similar Items. Change And Continuity: A Pictorial History Of The Boston Athenaeum. [THE STAFF OF THE BOSTON ATHENAEUM.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Change And Continuity: A Pictorial History Of The Boston : THE STAFF OF THE BOSTON ATHENAEUM.   The Boston Athenaeum art exhibition index, by Robert F. Perkins, , The Library of the Boston Athenaeum, distributed by MIT Press edition, in EnglishPages:   Acquired Tastes is not a history of the Boston Athenaeum: for that, one must look elsewhere, most recently in Wendorf's chapter in America's Membership Libraries (). As the catalogue of what must have been an exceedingly interesting exhibition, as a compilation of essays on some of the treasures of the institution, and as a celebration on a.