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Desk in the library at Zutphen

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One example at least of these fittings still exists, in the library attached to the church of S. Wallberg, at Zutphen in Holland. This library was built in its present position in 1555, but I suspect that some of the fittings, those namely which are more richly ornamented, were removed from an earlier library. Each of these desks is 9 feet long by 5 feet 6 inches high; and, as you will see directly, a man can sit and read at them very conveniently.

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Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods
The Rede Lecture Delivered June 13, 1894
J.W. Clark
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Holland, Middle Ages
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