Bodleian Library Treasures (Paperback)David Vaisey (author)
Many of these treasures are well-loved around the world and include Jane Austen’s manuscript for 'The Watsons', Shelley’s notebooks, a map of Narnia illustrated by C.S. Lewis and the original 'Wind in the Willows' manuscript. Others are known for their beauty and historical value, such as the thirteenth-century Douce Apocalypse, the Magna Carta and the Gutenberg Bible. Many items hold poignant stories, like the little book hand-written by the eleven-year-old girl who would later become Queen Elizabeth I, given as a New Year present in 1545 to the third of her stepmothers, Katherine Parr.
Using a simple and accessible chronological structure, together with detailed illustrations, this bibliophile’s delight showcases the beauty and knowledge contained within the Bodleian Library’s renowned collections.
Publisher: Bodleian Library
Dimensions: 220 x 220 mm
'Lavish and informative, 'Bodleian Library Treasures' offers a generous sampling of the athenaem's riches, giving readers an in-depth look at some of history's finest literary works.' - Boston Globe
'Undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous and lavish of such picture-book introductory guides to famous libraries’ collections the world over … the sheer variety of treasures is astonishing.' - Library & Information History
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