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Libraries Within the Library

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Libraries Within the Library - The Origins of the British Library's Printed Collections.
Edited by Giles Mandelbrote and Barry Taylor
The British Library, first edition 2009. pp 448.

Immaculate copy in fine condition. Smooth undamaged dust jacket over blue cloth. Gold titles to spine.
Untouched text block discusses the many volumes that once stood side by side in private libraries and have now been brought together to form the British Museum Library, casting new light on the individuals whose personal interests and tastes they reflect.

The volume brims with interesting facts and figures and there are plenty of b/w illustrations of many artefacts.
The editors are curators at the British Library.

This collection of original essays explores some of the most important printed collections which have been brought together within the British Museum Library since its foundation in 1753, casting new light on the individuals whose personal interests and taste they reflect. Ranging from the library of Henry VIII to Sir Joseph Banks, and from Sir Hans Sloane to George III, this volume also acts as a handbook to provenance within the British Library collections, providing guidance on the interpretation of marks of ownership, stamps, shelf marks and other forms of evidence to be found in particular copies.

Item details

Author(s):
Mandelbrote, G. and Taylor, B.
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0712350357
ISBN-13:
9780712350358
Number of pages:
448
Publisher:
British Library
Title:
Libraries within the Library - The Origins of the British Library's Printed Collections.

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Libraries Within the Library - The Origins of the British Library's Printed Collections.
Edited by Giles Mandelbrote and Barry Taylor
The British Library, first edition 2009. pp 448.

Immaculate copy in fine condition. Smooth undamaged dust jacket over blue cloth. Gold titles to spine.
Untouched text block discusses the many volumes that once stood side by side in private libraries and have now been brought together to form the British Museum Library, casting new light on the individuals whose personal interests and tastes they reflect.

The volume brims with interesting facts and figures and there are plenty of b/w illustrations of many artefacts.
The editors are curators at the British Library.

This collection of original essays explores some of the most important printed collections which have been brought together within the British Museum Library since its foundation in 1753, casting new light on the individuals whose personal interests and taste they reflect. Ranging from the library of Henry VIII to Sir Joseph Banks, and from Sir Hans Sloane to George III, this volume also acts as a handbook to provenance within the British Library collections, providing guidance on the interpretation of marks of ownership, stamps, shelf marks and other forms of evidence to be found in particular copies.

Author(s):
Mandelbrote, G. and Taylor, B.
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0712350357
ISBN-13:
9780712350358
Number of pages:
448
Publisher:
British Library
Title:
Libraries within the Library - The Origins of the British Library's Printed Collections.

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