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St Catherine's College, Oxford: the library

Jacobsen, Arne Emil (1902-1971)

Chained Library, Dean Leigh building, Hereford Cathedral: rows of bookcases with the books shelved with their foredges facing the reader

Blomfield, Sir Arthur William (1829-1899)
NOTES: The Chained Library, which contains the 8th century Hereford Gospels, was housed in the Lady Chapel until 1842. It was moved to the new Dean Leigh building, designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield, in 1897. Since 1996, it has been housed, together with the Mappa Mundi, in the purpose-built New Library Building designed by Sir William Whitfield.

Bookcase for a study

Smith, George (fl. ca. 1785-1828)
SOURCE: George Smith. The Cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide (London, 1826-[1828]), pl. XLI after p. 206

Penthouse, Highpoint Two, North Hill, Highgate, London: the bookcase separating the living space from the dining area

Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: On completion the penthouse was occupied by Berthold and Margaret Lubetkin who furnished it with pieces made by themselves.

Design for library bookcase

Chippendale, Thomas (1718-1779)
SOURCE: Thomas Chippendale. The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director, 2nd ed. (London, 1755), plate LXI

Designs for alterations to the interiors of Boodle's Club, 28 St James's Street, London: sketch design for bookshelves surmounted by a large mirror

Crunden, John (ca. 1745-1835)
NOTES: Boodle's moved to 28 St James's Street in 1782, previously the home of the Savoir Vivre club (designed 1776 by John Crunden).

Interior decoration in a Greek Revival style

Godwin, Edward William (1833-1886)
SOURCE: British Architect, vol. 16, 1881 July 1, after p. 332