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The British Museum Library
A Short History and Survey

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ISBN 9781032133058
June 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
390 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1946, provides a summary account, historical and descriptive, which is full enough to be useful for reference and information, and at the same time to bring out the true significance of the collections of the British Museum Library and of the tale of their gathering.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Historical  1.The Foundation  2. Montagu House and the First Fifty Years  3. New Wine and an Old Bottle  4. Two Public Enquiries: Growth and Dissension (1835–50)  5. The Reading Room and the Iron Library: Panizzi, Principal Librarian (1851–66)  6. Interlude: Winter Jones, Principal Librarian (1866–79)  7. Bond, Principal Librarian: Printing the General Catalogue (1979–88)  8. Maunde Thompson, Director and Principal Librarian (1888–1911)  9. The Last Thirty Years  Part 2. The Collections and their Catalogues  10. The Printed Books  11. The Manuscripts  12. The Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts

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