A brief history of the Bodleian Library / Mary Clapinson.

Author
Clapinson, Mary [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Revised edition.
Published/​Created
  • Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2020.
  • ©2020
Description
264 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm

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How did a library founded over 400 years ago grow to become the world-renowned institution it is today, home to over thirteen million items? 0From its foundation by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598 to the opening of the Weston Library in 2015, this illustrated account shows how the Library's history was involved with the British monarchy and political events throughout the centuries. The history of the Library is also a history of collectors and collections, and this book traces the story of major donations and purchases, making use of the Library's own substantial archives to show how it came to house key items such as early confirmations of Magna Carta, Shakespeare's First Folio and the manuscript of Jane Austen's earliest writings, among many others.0Beautifully illustrated with prints, portraits, manuscripts and archival material, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of libraries and collections.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781851245444 (hardback)
  • 1851245448 (hardback)
OCLC
1202824282
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