Lives of the Founders of the British Museum: With Notices of its Chief Augmentors and Other Benefactors, 1570-1870 - Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries (Paperback)Edward Edwards (author)
Paperback 396 Pages / Published: 17/06/2010
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This two-volume work covers the period 1570-1870, and is one of several written on book collections by Edward Edwards (1812-1886), whose three-volume Memoirs of Libraries is also reissued in this series. Volume 2 looks at some of the early donors of books to the Museum. A chapter is then devoted to the Royal Library of King George III. Finally, Edwards concentrates on the period 1829-1870, giving a general view of the growth of the British Museum under a series of chief librarians, including his own contemporary, Sir Anthony Panizzi. Later chapters look at the donors of items in the ever-growing collection of antiquities, and give an account of the Grenville Library of over 20,000 books, bequeathed to the Museum in 1846 by one of its Trustees.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 216 x 22 x 140 mm
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