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Babcock, Robert G. Reconstructing a Medieval Library: Fragments from Lambech. New Haven: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 1993. [Published in conjunction with an exhibition held between July 16 and September 25, 1993, at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Backhouse, Janet. "Founders of the Royal Library: Edward IV and Henry VII as Collectors of Illuminated Manuscripts." In England in the Fifteenth Century. Ed. Dante Williams. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 1987. Pp. 23-41. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Backhouse, Janet. "The Sale of the Luttrell Psalter." In Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning. Ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris. Publishing Pathways. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. Pp. 113-128. [Re: London, British Library, MS Addit. 42130 (the "Luttrell Psalter").] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

Barker, Nicolas, ed. Treasures of the British Library. London: British Library; New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1988. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Beddie, James S. "The Ancient Classics in the Mediaeval Libraries." Speculum 5 (1930): 3-20. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); medieval education and literacy *]

Bell, David N. The Libraries of the Cistercians, Gilbertines and Premonstratensians. Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 3. London: British Library, in association with the British Academy, 1992. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscripts (catalogues); manuscript production (monastic scriptoria) *]

Birrell, T. A. "The Circle of John Gage (1786-1842), Director of the Society of Antiquaries, and the Bibliography of Medievalism." In Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning. Ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris. Publishing Pathways. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. Pp. 71-82. [Primarily a description of Gage's various publications on medieval subjects, based upon his access to private collections of primary materials.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); early printed books: ownership and collecting; history of antiquarianism *]

Birrell, T. A. English Monarchs and their Books: From Henry VII to Charles II. The Panizzi Lectures 1986. London: British Library, 1987. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting *]

Canfield, Cass. Outrageous Fortunes: The Story of the Medici, the Rothschilds, and J. Pierpont Morgan. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Canfield, Cass. The Incredible Pierpont Morgan, Financier and Art Collector. New York: Harper and Row, 1974. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Carley, James P. "John Leland and the Foundations of the Royal Library: The Westminster Inventory of 1542." Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies 7 (1989): 13-22. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Carley, James P., and Colin G. C. Tite, eds. Books and Collectors, 1200-1700: Essays Presented to Andrew Watson. British Library Studies in the History of the Book. London: British Library, 1997. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscript ownership and collecting; early printed books; history of antiquarianism; provenance *]

Cavanaugh, Susan H. Books Privately Owned in England, 1300-1450. Manuscript Studies 4. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 1988. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting; medieval education and literacy *]

Chartier, Roger. The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Libraries in Europe between the 14th and 18th Centuries. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting; authors and authorship; reading and readers *]

Christ, Karl. The Handbook of Medieval Library History. Ed. Anton Kern; ed. and trans. Theophil M. Otto. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1984. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Clark, J. W. Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods. 1894; rpt. Chicago: Argonaut Inc., 1968. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Davis, Donald G., Jr., and John Mark Tucker. American Library History: A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1989. [This is a bibliography on the history of libraries in the U.S.; it is an updated version of American Library History by Michael H. Harris (1978).] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

De Hamel, Christopher. "The Illuminated Manuscript Collection of Edmond de Rothschild." In Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning. Ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris. Publishing Pathways. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. Pp. 129-151. [Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934).] [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

De la Mare, A[lbinia] C. "Manuscripts Given to the University of Oxford by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester." Bodleian Library Record 13.2 (April 1989): 112-121. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

Dickinson, Donald C. Henry E. Huntington's Library of Libraries. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1995. [San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.] [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Douglas, David Charles. English Scholars, 1660-1730. 2nd ed. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1951. [On the post-medieval movements of manuscripts.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting *]

Esdaile, Arundell James Kennedy. National Libraries of the World: Their History, Administration and Public Services. 2nd ed. Ed. F. J. Hill. London: Library Association, 1957. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Fox, Peter, et al., eds. Cambridge University Library: The Great Collections. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998. [A set of articles on the "named" collections and subject collections.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting; early printed books: ownership and collecting *]

Gaskell, Philip. Trinity College Library: The First 150 Years. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Hall, F. W. "The Nomenclature of Greek and Latin MSS. with the Names of Former Possessors." Chap. 9 of his A Companion to Classical Texts. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913. Pp. 286-357. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting *]

Hermann, Frank. The English as Collectors. London: John Murray, 1999. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); early printed books: ownership and collecting; history of antiquarianism *]

Humphreys, K[enneth] W., ed. The Friars' Libraries. Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 1. London: The British Library, in association with The British Academy, 1990. [A catalogue and edition of surviving book lists of various convents, including Oxford Greyfriars (for which no catalogue survives, but evidence exists from comments of medieval readers).] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Hunt, Arnold. "Bibliotheca Heberiana." In Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning. Ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris. Publishing Pathways. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. Pp. 83-112. [On the creation and dispersal of the collection of Richard Heber (1774-1833), a library of some 150,000 volumes.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; early printed books: ownership and collecting *]

Irwin, Raymond. The English Library: Sources and History. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1966. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Irwin, Raymond. The Heritage of the English Library. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1964. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

James, Montague Rhodes. The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts. Helps for Students of History 17. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1919. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting *]

Jayne, Sears Reynolds. Library Catalogues of the English Renaissance. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1956. [Rpt. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1983.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Ker, N[eil] R. "The Migration of Manuscripts from the English Medieval Libraries." The Library 4th ser. 23 (1942-1943): 1-11. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting *]

Ker, N[eil] R., ed. Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books. 2nd ed. London: Royal Historical Society, 1964. [With a supplement by A. G. Watson. A guide to the contents of medieval libraries, reconstructed from ownership marks in surviving manuscripts.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

Ker, Neil R. Books, Collectors and Libraries: Studies in the Medieval Heritage. Ed. Andrew G. Watson. London and Ronceverte, WV: Hambledon, 1985. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance; libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

Kibre, Pearl. "Intellectual Interests Reflected in Libraries of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries." Journal of the History of Ideas 7 (1946): 257-297. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); medieval education and literacy *]

Kiessling, Nicolas K. The Library of Robert Burton. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1988. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Krochalis, Jeanne E. "The Books and Reading of Henry V and his Circle." Chaucer Review 23 (1988-1989): 50-77. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance; medieval education and literacy; reading and readers *]

Merryweather, F. S. Bibliomania in the Middle Ages; Being Sketches of Bookworms, Collectors, Bible Students, Scribes and Illuminators, from the Anglo-Saxon and Norman Periods to the Introduction of Printing into England, with Anecdotes Illustrating the History of the Monastic Libraries of Great Britain in the Olden Time. 2nd ed. Ed. H. B. Copinger and W. A. Copinger. London: Woodstock Press, 1933. [* Subject heading: manuscript production (monastic scriptoria); manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Molencki, Rafal. "Early Medieval Manuscripts in the Durham Cathedral Library." Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny 35 (1988): 85-89. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

Munby, A[lan] N[oel] L[atimer], and Nicolas Barker. Portrait of an Obsession: The Life of Sir Thomas Phillipps, the World's Greatest Book Collector. London: Constable, 1967. [An abridgement by Barker of Munby's five-volume Phillipps Studies.] [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Myers, Robin, and Michael Harris, eds. Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning. Publishing Pathways. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1996. [A collection of articles on manuscript and book collectors and early antiquarian scholarship.] [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance; early printed books: ownership and collecting *]

Myers, Robin, and Michael Harris, ed. Bibliophily. Publishing History, Occasional Series 2. Cambridge, and Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986. [Proceedings of the seventh annual conference on book trade history, at the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, in Nov. 1985.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; early printed books: ownership and collecting; manuscript ownership and collecting *]

Myers, Robin, and Michael Harris, eds. Property of a Gentleman. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1996. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance; manuscripts (catalogues: sale); libraries and repositories (historical); early printed books (catalogues: sale) *]

Nurse, Bernard. "The Library of the Society of Antiquaries of London: Acquiring Antiquaries' Books over Three Centuries." In Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning. Ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris. Publishing Pathways. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. Pp. 153-158. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; early printed books: ownership and collecting; history of the Society of Antiquaries *]

Parkes, M. B. "Book Provision and Libraries at the Medieval University of Oxford: The Robert F. Metzdorf Memorial Lecture, 1987." The University of Rochester Library Bulletin 40 (1987-1988): 28-43. [An early draft of his chapter on Oxford Libraries for The History of the University of Oxford vol. 2.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); medieval education and literacy *]

Parkes, M. B. "The Provision of Books." In Late Medieval Oxford. Ed. J. I. Catto and Ralph Evans. Vol. 2 of The History of the University of Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992. Pp. 407-483 plus a set of plates [positioned towards the end of the previous article]. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); medieval education and literacy *]

Pearson, David. Provenance Research in Book History: A Handbook. British Library Studies in the History of the Book. London: British Library, 1994. ["Surveys the different kinds of ownership evidence which may be found in books, focusing on British book owners between 1500 and 1800."] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; early printed books: ownership and collecting *]

Pearson, David. "Scholars and Bibliophiles: Book Collectors in Oxford, 1550-1650." In Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning. Ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris. Publishing Pathways. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. Pp. 1-26. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; early printed books: ownership and collecting *]

Piper, A. J. "The Libraries of the Monks of Durham." In Medieval Scribes, Manuscripts and Libraries: Essays Presented to N. R. Ker. Ed. M. B. Parkes and Andrew G. Watson. London: Scolar Press, 1978. Pp. 213-250. [Durham Cathedral Library contains the largest number of survivals of books for any medieval English institution. 230 volumes are now housed in other libraries, and 330 remain at Durham.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

Plimpton, George Arthur. The Education of Chaucer Illustrated from the Schoolbooks in Use in his Time. London: Oxford University Press, 1935. [Rpt. New York: AMS, 1971.] [The book is illustrated with reproductions of pages from medieval manuscripts in Plimpton's own collection (now in the Library of Columbia University, New York).] [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance; medieval education and literacy; Geoffrey Chaucer (reading, education) *]

Pollard, Alfred W., Harold Mattingly, and I. A. K. Burnett. List of Catalogues of English Book Sales 1676-1900, Now in the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1915. [Rpt. London: Martino Fine Books, 1994.] [A catalogue of sale catalogues, from the first known auction of books in England in 1676.] [London, British Library.] [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance; manuscripts (catalogues: sale); libraries and repositories (historical); early printed books (catalogues: sale) *]

Prescott, Andrew. "'Their Present Miserable State of Cremation': The Restoration of the Cotton Library." In Sir Robert Cotton as Collector: Essays on an Early Stuart Courtier and his Legacy. Ed. C. J. Wright. London: British Library, 1997. Pp. 391-454. [On the damage done by the fire at Cotton's library in 1731, and the efforts towards salvage and conservation then and more recently.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscript ownership and collecting; Sir Robert Cotton *]

Preston, Jean F. "Collecting Medieval Manuscripts at Princeton." Princeton University Library Chronicle 51 (1989): 12-25. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscript ownership and collecting *]

Rickert, Edith. "King Richard II's Books." The Library, 4th series, 13 (1933): 144-147. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; reading and readers *]

Rogers, David. The Bodleian Library and its Treasures, 1320-1700. Henley-on-Thames: Aidan Ellis, 1991. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Rouse, Richard H., and Mary A. Rouse, eds. Registrum Anglie de Libris Doctorum et Auctorum Veterum. Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 2. London: British Library, in association with the British Academy, 1991. [A fourteenth-century English "national union catalogue" of the contents of the libraries of various religious houses.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Rouse, Richard H., and Mary A. Rouse. "The Franciscans and Books: Lollard Accusations and the Franciscan Response." In From Ockham to Wyclif. Ed. Anne Hudson and Michael Wilks. Studies in church history, Subsidia 5. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, for the Ecclesiastical History Society, 1987. Pp. 369-384. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); medieval education and literacy *]

Saenger, Paul. "Books of Hours and the Reading Habits of the Later Middle Ages." In The Culture of Print: Power and the Uses of Print in Early Modern Europe. Ed. Roger Chartier. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987. Pp. 141-173. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance; medieval education and literacy; reading and readers *]

Savage, E. Old English Libraries: The Making, Collection and Use of Books during the Middle Ages. London: Methuen, 1912. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscript production; manuscript ownership and collecting; reading and readers *]

Sharpe, R., J. P. Carley, R. M. Thomson, and A. G. Watson, eds. English Benedictine Libraries: The Shorter Catalogues. The Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 4. London: British Library, in association with the British Academy, 1996. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscripts (catalogues); manuscript production (monastic scriptoria) *]

Stoneman, William P. Dover Priory. Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 5. London: British Library, in association with the British Academy, 1999. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscripts (catalogues); manuscript production (monastic scriptoria) *]

Stratford, Jenny. "The Royal Library in England Before the Reign of Edward IV." In England in the Fifteenth Century: Proceedings of the 1992 Harlaxton Symposium. Ed. Nicholas Rogers. Harlaxton Medieval Studies 4; Paul Watkins Medieval Studies 16. Stamford, Lincolnshire: Paul Watkins, 1994. Pp. 187-197. [Argues (in response to Janet Backhouse, among others) that, in some form or another, there was a "royal library" prior to the reign of Edward IV. See also Janet Backhouse, above; also James P. Carley, above.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Streeter, Burnett Hillman. The Chained Library: A Survey of Four Centuries in the Evolution of the English Library. London: Macmillan, 1931. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Strong, Roy. Lost Treasures of Britain: Five Centuries of Creation and Destruction. London: Viking, 1990. [Former Director (successively) of National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Against the "heritage industry" which has grown up in England. Also deals with such topics as the destruction of the monasteries and their libraries under Henry VIII.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Sutton, Anne F., and Livia Visser-Fuchs. Richard III's Books. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton, 1997. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; manuscript ownership and collecting *]

Tashjian, Georgian R., David R. Tashjian, and Brian J. Enright. Richard Rawlinson: A Tercentenary Memorial. Kalamazoo, MI: New Issues Press, Western Michigan University, 1991. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Taylor, Francis Henry. Pierpont Morgan as Collector and Patron, 1837-1913. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1957. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Thomas, Alan G. Great Books and Book Collectors. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson; New York: Excalibur, 1975. [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]

Thompson, James Westfall, et al. The Medieval Library. University of Chicago Studies in Library Science. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1939. [Rpt. New York: Hafner, 1957.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Thomson, Rodney M. Manuscripts from St. Albans Abbey, 1066-1235. 2 vols. Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1983. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

Tite, Colin G. C. "A Catalogue of Sir Robert Cotton's Printed Books?" British Library Journal 17 (1991): 1-11. [Rpt. in Wright, C[hristopher] J., ed. Sir Robert Cotton as Collector: Essays on an Early Stuart Courtier and his Legacy. London: British Library, 1997. Pp. 183-193.] [Tite suggests that BL MS Addit. 35213 may be a "valuable key" to reconstructing the contents of Cotton's collection of printed books (now dispersed).] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); early printed books: ownership and collecting; history of antiquarianism *]

Tite, Colin G. C. "The Early Catalogues of the Cottonian Library." British Library Journal 6 (1980): 144-157. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscript ownership and collecting; Sir Robert Cotton *]

Tite, Colin G. C. "'Lost or Stolen or Strayed': A Survey of Manuscripts Formerly in the Cotton Library." British Library Journal 18 (1992): 107-147. [Rpt. In Sir Robert Cotton as Collector: Essays on an Early Stuart Courtier and his Legacy. Ed. C[hristopher] J. Wright. London: British Library, 1997. Pp. 262-306.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscript ownership and collecting; Sir Robert Cotton *]

Tite, Colin G. C. The Manuscript Library of Sir Robert Cotton. The Panizzi Lectures 1993. London: British Library, 1994. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscript ownership and collecting; Sir Robert Cotton *]

Watson, Andrew G., ed. Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books; Supplement to the Second Edition. Royal Historical Society, Guides and Handbooks 15. London: Royal Historical Society, 1987. [A supplement to N. R. Ker's Medieval Libraries of Great Britain. A guide to the contents of medieval libraries, reconstructed from ownership marks in surviving manuscripts.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance *]

Webber, T., and A. G. Watson. The Libraries of the Augustinian Canons. Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 6. London: British Library, in association with the British Academy, [forthcoming]. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); manuscripts (catalogues); manuscript production (monastic scriptoria) *]

Wilson, R. M. "The Contents of the Mediaeval Library." In The English Library Before 1700: Studies in its History. Ed. Francis Wormald and C. E. Wright. London: Athlone Press, University of London, 1958. Pp. 85-111. [A very useful essay summarizing the books found most commonly in medieval library catalogues.] [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Wilson, Robert A. Modern Book Collecting. Fwd. J. M. Edelstein. London: Lyons Press, 1992. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; early printed books: ownership and collecting *]

Wormald, Francis, and C. E. Wright, eds. The English Library Before 1700: Studies in its History. London: Athlone Press, University of London, 1958. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical) *]

Wright, Cyril Ernest. Fontes Harleiani: A Study of the Sources of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts preserved in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1972. [London, British Library: Harley collection. A compilation of information from Humphrey Wanley's diaries and other sources identifying the sources from which Harley purchased his manuscripts, with some notes on the collectors and collections from which these manuscripts were purchased.] [* Subject heading: manuscript ownership and collecting; provenance *]



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