As a complement to my mail of today, the official promo from the
Bibliothèque Nationale, Georges Leroux
Communiqué de presse
Pour diffusion immédiate
A Superb Catalogue Featuring the Library of Philosopher Raymond
Lavishly illustrated, Raymond Klibansky (1905-2005) La bibliothèque d¹un
philosophe is the companion catalogue to the BAnQ-produced exhibition of the
same name. The exhibition runs at the Grande Bibliothèque until August 25,
2013. Helmed by philosopher Georges Leroux in collaboration with McGill
University¹s Rare Books and Special Collections Division, this exhibition
and its catalogue highlight the bibliographic treasures of the Raymond
Klibansky collection, one of the richest private collections in North
America. Georges Leroux, Jillian Tomm, Ann Marie Holland, Jens Halfwassen,
Jean-Philippe Uzel, Josiane Boulad-Ayoub, Désirée Park and Ethel Groffier
have all contributed essays to this publication which captures the essence
of a thinker whose intellectual, humanist and political ideals left a
significant mark on the 20th century. Raymond Klibansky believed in the
vitality of ideas and that one should contribute to the democratic debate.
His library exemplifies his convictions.
To order this catalogue and for information about payment and delivery, send
an e-mail to boutique@...
. In Québec, the catalogue is also available
for purchase in bookshops and in other sales outlets of the Publications du
Québec network (publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca) for $47.95. Raymond
Klibansky (1905-2005) La bibliothèque d¹un philosophe, Georges Leroux
(dir.), Montréal, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2013, 176
p. ISBN : 978-2-551-25366-1.
About BAnQ As the largest cultural institution in Québec and an essential
pillar of the knowledge society, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du
Québec (BAnQ) has the mission of offering democratic access to culture and
knowledge. BAnQ collects, preserves, and disseminates Québec and
Québec-related published and archival heritage. It also provides the
services of a major public library. BAnQ encompasses the Grande
Bibliothèque, a preservation centre (Centre de conservation) and a
Québec-wide network of nine archives centres located in Montréal, Gatineau,
Rimouski, Rouyn-Noranda, Saguenay, Sept-Îles, Sherbrooke,Trois-Rivières and
Québec City, and a service point in Gaspé.
Le 21/06/13 11:31, « Georges Leroux » <Leroux.Georges@...
> a écrit :
> DEAR PLATONIC AND NEOPLATONIC FRIENDS,
> I am happy to announce the publication of the catalogue of the
> exhibition that I curated in the memory of Raymond Klibansky (1905-2005). I
> was his student in the sixties, here in Montreal.
> His library of around 7,500 books is now part of the Library of
> McGill. His personal archives are in Marbach (Germany), in the Deutsche
> Literatur Archiv. A selection of 250 books and souvenirs (incuding a choice
> of letters of Cassirer, Einstein, Rickert, and others) is presented in the
> exhibition "Raymond Klibansky (1905-2005). La bibliothèque d'un
> philosophe/The Library of a philosopher", which was inaugurated last
> November and will close on August the 25th.
> Among the treasures on view, a hitherto undescribed manuscript of
> the translation of the Timaeus by Calcidius and a magnificent selection of
> Proclus, Macrobius, Nicholas of Cusa. Author of Saturn and Melancholy
> (1964), written with Erwin Panosfsky and Fritz Saxl, Klibansky also
> collected on the theme of melancholy and the exhibition presents the first
> editions of Robert Burton, as well as precious books and engravings by
> Published in french, the catalogue offers a full bibliography, along
> with photographies of many pieces presented in the exhibition. It also
> contains several essays on the topics of Klibansky's research, the platonic
> tradition, melancholy and modern tolerance.
> A website put up by his wife, Dr Ethel Groffier, presents all the
> material for those who would like to know more about this great scholar.
> With all best wishes,
> DR. GEORGES LEROUX
> DÉPARTEMENT DE PHILOSOPHIE
> UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL
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