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Treasures of the British Library (Paperback, New edition)
Treasures of the British Library (Paperback, New edition): Nicolas Barker
Treasures of the British Library (Paperback, New edition): Nicolas Barker

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One of the world's greatest collections of books and manuscripts, the British Library's treasures include some of the most famous of all documents: the Lindisfarne Gospels, Gutenberg's Bible, Shakespeare's First Folio, manuscripts ranging from the Magna Carta to Beowulf, Alice's Adventures Under Ground and Finnegan's Wake, and maps, music and sound recordings. This beautifully illustrated book - first published in 1988 - includes many of these world-renowned works, as well as a history of the British Library from its origins in the great royal, noble and monastic collections of the Middle Ages to the present day. (Kirkus UK)
In this highly-illustrated account, Nicolas Barker reveals the history of the British Library's treasure house of books and manuscripts. The Library's holdings cover collections spanning almost three millennia, from the establishment of the British Museum, which brought together the libraries of Sir Hans Sloane, Sir Robert Cotton and Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford, to the foundation of the British Library in 1973 and to some outstanding acquisitions of the present day.

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Imprint: The British Library Publishing Division
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 1995
Editors: Nicolas Barker
Authors: British Library
Dimensions: 290 x 219mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7123-0409-2
Barcode: 9780712304092
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables > Books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter
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LSN: 0-7123-0409-6

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