May 24th, 2018

Chained Library, Wells Cathedral

Gillian and Ruth Ames-White
Donald Wells visits the Cathedral on his journey from Lands End to John of Groats on a Brompton fold up bike
This ancient chained library was built between 1430 and 1508 and houses over 2,800 volumes.
Librarian Kevin Spears and author of 'An Illustrated History of the Books in the Chained Library of Wells Cathedral'
shows us some of the treasures of the Chained Library
Brian Walton's 'The Polyglot Bible', 1657
Chained Library, Wells Cathedral.

AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES undertaken by Order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,
and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook.
Published in 3 Volumes, 1773

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Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3
Brian Walton's 'The Polyglot Bible', 1657
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Instructions on the art of Navigation from the De Vyerighe Colom
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De Vyerighe Colom by Jacob Aertsz Colom, 1632
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Jacob Colom was a Marine Cartographer 1600-1673
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The Theatre of the Whole World, London, 1606 by Abraham Ortelius.
Copper engraved and hand coloured
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Map pages from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
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Early Medieval Manuscript from
The Abbey of Hayles
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