A very quick reply from Glasgow University Library. It’s good news — they can do me a photocopy of vol.2 of Bar Hebraeus Chronicon Ecclesiasticum for 24 GBP ($36). That is not much more than I spent on a Kessinger reproduction of vol. 3 last week. Unfortunately we have to pay a further 20% to the government — the tax gatherers demand a percentage whenever any of us take a deep breath. There will also be a postage charge to deliver the pile of paper.
They’re very good, and their charge is quite reasonable compared with some libraries. But it highlights just how much we all owe to Google Books and Archive.org. These two sites make millions upon millions of these books available, for nothing. You don’t have to pay the government to be allowed to read, nor the postal service to deliver them.
Once I get the thing, I will run it through my scanner and put it online as a PDF. That will be another book that none of us will have to pay to access.