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The British Museum Library : a short history and survey

Author: Arundell James Kennedy Esdaile
Publisher: London : G. Allen & Unwin Ltd., [1946]
Series: Library Association series of library manuals.
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Esdaile, Arundell James Kennedy, 1880-1956.
British museum library.
London, G. Allen & Unwin Ltd. [1946]
(OCoLC)655314516
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arundell James Kennedy Esdaile
OCLC Number: 370910
Notes: "First published in 1946."
Description: 388 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Historical. The foundation --
Montagu House and the first fifty years --
Two public enquiries: growth and dissension (1835-50) --
The Reading Room and Iron Library: Panizzi, principal librarian (1851-66) --
Interlude: Winter Jones, principal librarian (1866-78) --
Bond, principal librarian: printing the general catalogue (1878-88) --
Maunde Thompson, director and principal librarian (1888-1909) --
The last thirty years --
pt. II. The collections and their catalogues. The printed books --
The manuscripts --
The oriental printed books and manuscripts.
Series Title: Library Association series of library manuals.
Responsibility: by Arundell Esdaile ; with an introduction by Sir Frederic G. Kenyon.

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