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The Rogerio Casas-Alatriste H. Library houses Franz Mayer's book collection, who, as well as being an avid art collector, was also a considerable bibliophile. The library specializes in decorative arts and houses one of the most important collections of El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha of the Americas. The historical relevance of this archive is due, in part, to its antiquity, beauty and the rarity of the editions, which are true works of art. As well as for their content, these books are also outstanding for their binding, typefaces, illlustrations and miniature paintings. The library is named after the founding president of the museum foundation. La Biblioteca Rogerio Casas-Alatriste H. resguarda la colección de libros reunida por Franz Mayer, quien además de coleccionar piezas de arte, destacó como bibliófilo. La biblioteca está especializada en artes decorativas y cuenta con una de las colecciones más importantes en América de El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. La relevancia de este acervo radica, entre otros aspectos, en la antigüedad, belleza y rareza, de sus ediciones, verdaderas obras de arte. En estos libros es notable, además del contenido, la encuadernación, tipografía, ilustraciones y miniado. La biblioteca lleva el nombre del Presidente fundador del Patronato del Museo Franz Mayer y puede ser consultada por usuarios registrados.

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Taken: 10/11/2010
Uploaded: 10/11/2010
Updated: 07/03/2015


Tags: biblioteca; franz mayer; library; rogerio casas alatriste; books
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