Cambridge University Library: The Great Collections

Cambridge University Library: The Great Collections

by Peter Fox, David McKitterick, David Parker, George Henderson, Stefan C. Reif
     
 
Cambridge University Library is one of the world's great research libraries. This book is a celebration of the treasures of the library by a group of eminent scholars. Chapters have been selected to illustrate the vast range of the library's collections from fourth century manuscripts to contemporary writers. Extensively illustrated with over two hundred photographs,

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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 by a group of eminent scholars. Chapters have been selected to illustrate the vast range of the library's collections from fourth century manuscripts to contemporary writers. Extensively illustrated with over two hundred photographs, many of them in color and published for the first time, this book offers a unique perspective on a remarkable institution.

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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 Supplement

'At a time when Australian universities and their libraries have seen significant reductions in funding and sporting heroes outrank cultural icons, it is heartening to see books like Cambridge University Library: The Great Collections.' Colin Steel, ANU Librarian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521626361
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.02(d)

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