Antidotarium Medico-Chymicum Reformatum
Johann Daniel Mylius
1620

The view of the scholar in his library demonstrates a feature of book history that is often overlooked today -
until the eighteenth century, it was common to store
books on a bookshelf with their spines facing inwards, and their foredge facing out. The bookshelves towering
above the scholar are filled with large volumes with metal clasps on the edges. Although they were often
removed by later owners, examples of books with these
clasps can still be found, including here at the Ebling
Library.

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