Staff, British Library Curatorial TREASURES OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY
Abrams, Harry N., Inc 2002 0810916533 / 9780810916531 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good
This is an outstanding chronicle of one of the world's great treasure house s. So vast are the British Library's collections and so splendidly are they presented here that this book would be an inspiring addition to any librar y. The library's 15 million items span almost 3000 years of human creativit y. Many of the world's greatest written works are there, including a Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible, a First Folio of Shakespeare, the Diamond Dutra, and the earliest version of Beowulf. The book's 330 photos, including 140 c olor plates, make one linger over every page, and the text is expertly writ ten by the Library's Deputy Keeper of Rare Books and the curatorial staff. This is an exciting addition to the other Abrams books on great libraries.