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Lives of the founders of the British Museum : with notices of its chief augmentors and other benefactors, 1570-1870

Author: Edward Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge library collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in 1870, this two-volume work covers the period 1570-1870. Volume 2 looks at some of the early book donors and George III's Royal Library, as well as later benefactors of the period 1829-1870.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Edwards
ISBN: 9781108014953 110801495X 9781108014960 1108014968
OCLC Number: 822644820
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: London : Trubner, 1870.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Book II continued: 3. A group of book-lovers and public benefactors; 4. The King's or 'Georgian' Library; its collector, and its donor; 5. The founder of the Banksian Museum and Library; Book III. Later Augmentors and Benefactors 1729-1870: 1. General view of the history of the British Museum under Joseph Planta; 2. Introduction to Book III (continued) - growth, progress, and internal economy, of the British Mueum under Sir Henry Ellis; 3. Introduction to Book III (continued) - growth, progress, and internal economy, of the British Museum under Sir Antonio Panizzi; 4. Another group of archaeologists and explorers - the spoils of Xanthus, of Babylon, or Nineveh, of Halicarnassus, and of Cathage; 5. The founder of the Grenville Library; 6. Other benefactors of recent days; 7. Reconstructors and projectors; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection.
Responsibility: by Edward Edwards.

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