The British Museum Library : a short history and survey / by Arundell Esdaile ; with an introduction by Sir Frederic G. Kenyon.

London : G. Allen & Unwin Ltd., [1946] .

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Subjects British Library.
British Museum.
British museum.
Series Library Association series of library manuals.
Description 388 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes "First published in 1946."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-375) and index.
Contents pt. I. Historical. The foundation -- Montagu House and the first fifty years -- Two public enquiries: growth and dissension (1835-50) -- The Reading Room and Iron Library: Panizzi, principal librarian (1851-66) -- Interlude: Winter Jones, principal librarian (1866-78) -- Bond, principal librarian: printing the general catalogue (1878-88) -- Maunde Thompson, director and principal librarian (1888-1909) -- The last thirty years -- pt. II. The collections and their catalogues. The printed books -- The manuscripts -- The oriental printed books and manuscripts.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00370910
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