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The Morgan Library : an American masterpiece

Author: Pierpont Morgan Library.
Publisher: New York : The Library, 2000.
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"Both a museum and a center for scholarly research, the Morgan Library is an extraordinary complex of buildings occupying half a block in the heart of New York City. Among the world's greatest treasuries of seminal artistic, literary, musical, and historical works, the Library's renowned collections of rare books, manuscripts, and drawings have as their principal focus the history, art, and literature of the Western
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Pierpont Morgan Library.
Morgan Library.
New York : The Library, 2000
(OCoLC)605912059
Online version:
Pierpont Morgan Library.
Morgan Library.
New York : The Library, 2000
(OCoLC)607821117
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierpont Morgan Library.
ISBN: 1857592174 9781857592177 0875981291 9780875981291 0875981305 9780875981307 0875981283 9780875981284
OCLC Number: 42476761
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 174 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Mr. Morgan and his library --
Paintings and art objects --
Ancient Near Eastern seals and tablets --
Drawings and prints --
Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts --
Literary and historical manuscripts --
Music manuscripts and books --
Bindings --
Printed books --
Early children's books.
Responsibility: [the Pierpont Morgan Library] ; foreword by Charles E. Pierce, Jr. ; introduction by Jean Strouse.

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"Both a museum and a center for scholarly research, the Morgan Library is an extraordinary complex of buildings occupying half a block in the heart of New York City. Among the world's greatest treasuries of seminal artistic, literary, musical, and historical works, the Library's renowned collections of rare books, manuscripts, and drawings have as their principal focus the history, art, and literature of the Western world.".

"This book provides an overview of the Library's collections, highlights among which are the ninth-century Lindau Gospels, a rare vellum copy of the Gutenberg Bible, The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Albrecht Durer's Adam and Eve, drawings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Rembrandt Harmensz, van Rijn, and Peter Paul Rubens, and manuscripts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arnold Schoenberg, Charlotte Bronte, Henry David Thoreau, John Steinbeck, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln."--BOOK JACKET.

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