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Lives of the Founders of the British Museum : With Notices of its Chief Augmentors and Other Benefactors, 1570{u2013}1870. Volume 2

Author: Edward Edwards
Publisher: Place of publication not identified : publisher not identified, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 1870.
Series: Cambridge library collection., History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries.
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This two-volume work covers the period 1570{u2013}1870, and is one of several written on book collections by Edward Edwards (1812{u2013}1886), whose three-volume Memoirs of Libraries is also reissued in this series. Volume 2 looks at some of the early donors of books to the Museum. A chapter is then devoted to the Royal Library of King George III. Finally, Edwards concentrates on the period 1829{u2013}1870, giving a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Edwards
ISBN: 9780511710100 0511710100 9781108014960 1108014968
OCLC Number: 1117874398
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (396 pages) : PDF file(s).
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., History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries.
Responsibility: Edward Edwards.

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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.

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