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THE BOOK OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY. Michael Leapman. British Library, London, 2012. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 256 pp. with 214 ills. (196 col.). 26 x 23 cm. ISBN 9780712358378 In English.
Examines the origins and evolution of the British Library through a presentation of some of the most significant objects in its extensive collections, including paintings, photographs, maps, sound recordings and newspapers as well as such treasured books and manuscripts as the Magna Carta, Shakespeare's first folio, Gutenberg's Bible and the score of Handel's Messiah.
Indexing: Western, Europe, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 71,75,68
Worldwide Number: 077054
Hardcover $40.00    

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