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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Palatine Library

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Original name of the Vatican Library, whose present name dates from 1588 when Pope Sixtus V commissioned Fontana to erect a new building to house the books of the old Palatine Library. At present it refers to a collection in the Vatican which was donated from the Heidelberg Library by Maximilian of Bavaria, 1622. It contains from 10,000 to 12,000 printed books and about 2,450 manuscripts.

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Entry for 'Palatine Library'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/p/palatine-library.html. 1910.

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