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 18/02/2016

The Bolton Library, a national treasure of early printed books and manuscripts dating back to the 13th century, has been placed in the care of the University of Limerick, where work is under way to restore the collection.

The Library, which contains many items of great rarity, “at least 50 not recorded elsewhere in the world and some 800 not recorded elsewhere in Ireland,” is considered to be one of the most important private library collections in Britain and Ireland. 

Comprising of some 12,000 early printed books, maps, manuscripts and prints, the collection belonged to Theophilus Bolton, an early 17th-century Church of Ireland archbishop of Cashel.

 
The Bolton Library, a national treasure of early printed books and manuscripts dating back to the 13th century, has been placed in the care of the University of Limerick, where work is under way to restore the collection.

Read the full article at The Irish Times