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The Library: A Fragile History

The Library: A Fragile History (Hardback, Main)

By Weduwen, Arthur der
By Pettegree, Andrew

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Famed across the known world, jealously guarded by private collectors, built up over centuries, destroyed in a single day, ornamented with gold leaf and frescoes or filled with bean bags and children's drawings - the history of the library is rich, varied and stuffed full of inci...dent. In this, the first major history of its kind, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur Der Weduwen explore the contested and dramatic history of the library, from the famous collections of the ancient world to the embattled public resources we cherish today. Along the way, they'll introduce us to the antiquarians and philanthropists who shaped the world's great collections, trace the rise and fall of fashions and tastes, and reveal the high crimes and misdemeanours committed in pursuit of rare and valuable manuscripts.
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ISBN 9781788163422
Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781788163422
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 30 Nov 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition Main
Author(s) By Weduwen, Arthur der
By Pettegree, Andrew
Category Antiques & Collectables: Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera & Printed Matter
Library & Information Services
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
European History
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 50mm
Dewey Code 027.009
Weight 808g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Libraries - History
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade