Pierpont Morgan Library


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Pierpont Morgan Library,

originally the private library of J. Pierpont Morgan, in 1924 made a public institution by his son J. P. Morgan as a memorial to his father (see MorganMorgan,
American family of financiers and philanthropists.

Junius Spencer Morgan, 1813–90, b. West Springfield, Mass., prospered at investment banking. As a boy he became a dry-goods clerk in Boston; later he entered a brokerage house in New York City.
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, family). The library is privately supported; it is located at Madison Ave. and 36th St., New York City. It consists of the original Beaux-Arts building (1906) designed by McKim, Mead & White, a 1928 annex, and a modern addition (2006) designed by Renzo Piano. The library is especially rich in illuminated manuscripts and in authors' manuscripts (including works by Dickens, Scott, and Balzac); the collection also includes, among many other riches, hundreds of Bibles in all languages, early printed books, outstanding Old Master prints and drawings, one of the largest collections of Aldine Press editions (see Aldus ManutiusAldus Manutius
or Aldo Manuzio
, 1450–1515, Venetian printer. He was educated as a humanistic scholar and became tutor to several of the great ducal families. One of them, the Pio family, provided him with money to establish a printery in Venice.
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), and the only perfect copy of Malory's Morte d'Arthur printed by Caxton. The publications of the library include monographs, catalogs of collections and exhibits, reprints, and fascimiles. It is open to scholars for research and to the general public for exhibitions and lectures.
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A copy of the third version of the first edition, printed 17 January 1525, New York, Pierpont Morgan Library 17588 is reproduced in Roger S.
The New York "Wilde" show at the Pierpont Morgan Library, the first major British show in the United States, is a thoughtful, economic adaptation of the original London exhibition.
This is followed by a brief bibliography and finally a Census of Aldines and Related Items at the Pierpont Morgan Library.
To that end, he not only made final revisions to the full score, but prepared a vocal score (the Tokyo manuscript), sent to Carl Friedrich Kistner (1794-1844) on July 17 (letter of 17 July 1843 from Mendelssohn to Kistner, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, V.
He serves as a trustee of Marquette University and as a trustee of the Pierpont Morgan Library.
Among the firm's current and recently completed projects are: The New York Public Library-South Court; new educational facilities for Spence School, Lycee Francais, The Millennium High School, and Sarah Lawrence College; the Harvard Club expansion; an addition for Pratt Institute; and the new addition and restoration at The Pierpont Morgan Library.
5 is held in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City (PML 984).
In 1975, in a letter to the Director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, Henry Burke listed Joan Austen-Leigh's theatrical piece entitled Jane as one of the notable books in their collection.
Berens is a Trustee and Member of the Investment Committees of The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Society for Preservation of Long Island Antiquities.
Lindenbaum acts as counsel include the expansions of the Museum of Modern Art, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Whitney Museum, the new Mets Stadium, a new tower atop the Hearst headquarters building on Eighth Avenue, redevelopment of the former Alexander's site on Lexington Avenue and East 59th Street by Vornado, redevelopment of the Con Edison properties at First Avenue and East 40th Street, and Sheldon Solow's new residential towers on York Avenue and 60th Street.