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SIR HANS SLOANE: COLLECTOR, SCIENTIST, ANTIQUARY -- FOUNDING FATHER OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM. Ed. by Arthur MacGregor. British Museum, London, 1994. 308 pp. with 176 ills. (40 col.). 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 0714120855 In English.
The first systematic study of Sloane's wide-ranging activities as a collector, this volume features 18 well-illustrated essays tracing the life and career of the celebrated physician, scholar and philanthropist (1660-1753) and surveying the books and manuscripts, anatomical and botanical specimens, prints and drawings, insects, fossils, Classical antiquities, coins and other objects in Sloane's vast, carefully documented collection, which upon his death served as the foundation of the British Museum's original holdings.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1600-1800 — Criticism/Theory
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 056318
Hardcover $97.50    

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