The funding will be used to digitize part of the library's
rare collection of books and manuscripts about the Hermetic
religious tradition that Brown referenced when writing "The Lost
Symbol" and "Inferno", it said in a statement.
About 4,600 works, many dating from before 1800, will be
accessible online by the public from spring 2017, it said.
Also known as the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, the
library was founded in 1984 by Dutch businessman Joost Ritman.
(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; editing by John Stonestreet)
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