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Cambridge University Library : the great collections

Author: Peter Fox
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cambridge University Library is one of the world's great research libraries. This book is a celebration of the treasures of the library from the perspective of a group of eminent scholars who actively use the collections for research. Chapters have been selected to illustrate the vast range of the library's collections: from the fifth-century Codex Bezae to the archives of contemporary writers and politicians; from
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fox
ISBN: 0521626366 9780521626361 0521626471 9780521626477
OCLC Number: 39980080
Description: 231 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Peter Fox --
1. History of the Library / David McKitterick --
2. 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 Library / John M. Mackenzie.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Fox.
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Cambridge University Library is one of the world's great research libraries. This book is a celebration of the treasures of the library from the perspective of a group of eminent scholars who actively use the collections for research. Chapters have been selected to illustrate the vast range of the library's collections: from the fifth-century Codex Bezae to the archives of contemporary writers and politicians; from medieval manuscripts to the letters of Charles Darwin; on history, theology, politics, sociology, art history, biology, agriculture, mathematics and astronomy.

Extensively illustrated with over two hundred photographs, many of them in colour and published for the first time, Cambridge University Library: The Great Collections offers a unique perspective on a remarkable institution.

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