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Cambridge University Library : the great collections

Author: Peter Fox; Cambridge University Library.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Extensively illustrated with over 200 photographs, this book is a celebration of the treasures of Cambridge University Library by a group of eminent scholars.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fox; Cambridge University Library.
ISBN: 0521626366 9780521626361 0521626471 9780521626477
OCLC Number: 185342652
Description: 231 s., [56] plates -s. i färg : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction Peter Fox; 1. History of the library David McKitterick; 2. The Codex Bezae David Parker; 3. Illuminated medieval manuscripts George Henderson; 4. The Genizah fragments: a unique archive Stefan C. Reif; 5. Printed Books 1450-1550 Dennis E. Rhodes; 6. The Royal Library: John Moore and his books Jayne Ringrose; 7. The voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France Michael Twyman; 8. Agriculture, food, and famine in Japan Peter Kornicki; 9. The Darwin papers Frederick Burkhardt; 10. The Acton library Owen Chadwick; 11. The Stefan Heym archive Peter Hutchinson; 12. The Royal Commonwealth Society John M. Mackenzie; 13. But scientists are human: some insights into the progress of science Alan Cook; 14. The University archives (what are they, anyway?) Elisabeth Leedham-Green; 15. The University Library and its buildings Christopher Brooke.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Fox.

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'The book is splendidly produced. It is a credit to Cambridge University Press and is embellished with 241 illustrations, sixty-six of them in full colour.' David Vaisey, The Times Literary Read more...

 
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