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The Utopian Library

Bill Bell, 09 February 2022

“I happened to carry a great many books with me instead of merchandise when I sailed my fourth voyage”, reports Raphael Hythloday, “for I was so far from thinking of soon coming back that I thought never to return at all and I gave them all my books”. Thus, as he set out to describe his foundational utopia in 1516, Thomas More imagined a library.

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