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VMs: Books lying flat (was 'Yet another page')


A while ago GC asked

>All drawings I've seen of libraries
>have books standing on shelves.  Is this incorrect?

Here's another picture of a library (albeit much later, c.1740) with
books lying flat on the shelves.

I have put a reproduction at


The painting is by Carl Fredrik Svan, probably the Library at Rånäs
Manor in Uppland. c1740. (The scan is by Rolf.)




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