A Handbook For Readers At The British Museum Classic Reprint

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Description : Excerpt from A Handbook for Readers at the British Museum Thyo years after the royal donation, on the 15th of January 1759, by which time the preliminary arrangements were settled, the British Museum, composed of the three divisions - Printed Books, Manuscripts, and Natural History - was Opened to the public, accommodation having been provided for a small number of students. Of the original Reading-room there appear to exist no detailed accounts; but that it differed very materially in size, in general convenience, and mode Of admission to the present one, there is not the slightest doubt. Comparison, we should think, could not be drawn between them, nor, perhaps, ought it. But from what we can picture of the first national Salle de lecture we should say that it was not very unlike the little Educational Reading-room with its windows opening on a fine lawn studded with majestic elms - attached, at the present time, to the Science and Art Department at the South Kensington Museum? In the reign of James I. This library is said to have been in a flourishing condition, well stored with all sorts of good books from the beginning of printing; but in succeeding reigns it was sadly neglected, and disgracefully housed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


A Handbook For Readers At The British Museum

Author by : Thomas Nichols
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Description : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Catalogue Of The Reference Library

Author by : Birmingham Public Libraries
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Roomscape

Author by : Susan David Bernstein
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Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : Examines the Reading Room of the British Museum using documentary, theoretical, historical, and literary sources Roomscape explores a specific site - the Reading Room of the British Museum - as a space of imaginative potential in relation to the emergence of modern women writers in Victorian and early twentieth-century London. Drawing on archival materials, Roomscape is the first study to integrate documentary, historical, and literary sources to examine the significance of this space and its resources for women who wrote translations, poetry, and fiction. This book challenges an assessment of the Reading Room of the British Museum as a bastion of class and gender privilege, an image established by Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Roomscape also questions the value of privacy and autonomy in constructions of female authorship. Rather than viewing reading and writing as solitary, Roomscape investigates the public, social, and spatial dimensions of literary production. The implications of this study reach into the current digital era and its transformations of practices of reading, writing, and archiving. Along with an appendix of notable readers at the British Museum from the last two centuries, the book contributes to scholarship on George Eliot, Amy Levy, Eleanor Marx, Clementina Black, Constance Black Garnett, Christina Rossetti, Mathilde Blind, and Virginia Woolf.


The Book Of British Topography

Author by : John Parker Anderson
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The British Museum Library

Author by : Arundell Esdaile
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Description : This book, first published in 1946, provides a summary account, historical and descriptive, which is full enough to be useful for reference and information, and at the same time to bring out the true significance of the collections of the British Museum Library and of the tale of their gathering.


Handbook To The Library Of The British Museum

Author by : Richard Sims
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Description : Excerpt from Handbook to the Library of the British Museum: Containing a Brief History of Its Formation, and of the Various Collections of Which It Is Composed, Descriptions of the Catalogues in Present Use, Classed Lists of the Manuscripts, Etc., And a Variety of Information Indispensable for the "Readers" In furtherance of this object, and to render the Hand Book more complete, an Appendix, containing brief notices of some of the more important Public Libraries of London, has been deemed an appropriate conclusion to the work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Vladimir Burtsev And The Struggle For A Free Russia

Author by : Robert Henderson
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Description : Vladimir Burtsev and the Struggle for a Free Russia examines the life of the journalist, historian and revolutionary, Vladimir Burtsev. The book analyses his struggle to help liberate the Russian people from tsarist oppression in the latter half of the 19th century before going on to discuss his opposition to Bolshevism following the Russian Revolution of 1917. Robert Henderson traces Burtsev's political development during this time and explores his movements in Paris and London at different stages in an absorbing account of an extraordinary life. At all times Vladimir Burtsev and the Struggle for Free Russia sets Burtsev's life in the wider context of Russian and European history of the period. It uses Burtsev as a means to discuss topics such as European police collaboration, European prison systems, international diplomatic relations of the time and Russia's relationship with Europe specifically. Extensive original archival research and previously untranslated Russian source material is also incorporated throughout the text. This is an important study for all historians of modern Russia and the Russian Revolution.


The British Museum Reading Room

Author by : Marjorie Caygill
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Description : A souvenir guide to the Reading Room of the British Museum which has recently been restored to its original architectural splendour and was opened to the public in December 2000. The guide also presents a concise illustrated history of the library, and its illustrous readers, during the last 150 years.


The Westminster Review

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The Foreign Quarterly Review

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A Popular Handbook To The Greek And Roman Antiquities In The British Museum Classic Reprint

Author by : British Museum Department
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Description : Excerpt from A Popular Handbook to the Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum There are so many points of view from which a collection of Antiquities can be approached, there are SO many and such excellent aids to the study of the British Museum already in existence, that it may be well to explain the limits and scope of this Popular Handbook. Some years ago I published a Popular Handbook to the National Gallery. It dealt mainly with the sentiment of the pictures. It brought together some of the best that had been known and felt about the painters and their works. Its endeavour was to interest the general. It found, and continues to find readers. In the British Museum there are exhibited treasures of a different kind, but it had long been my belief that they admitted of similar treat ment. The present volume is an attempt to apply to one branch of the Museum the method of popular compilation which has been found acceptable by visitors in the case of the National Gallery. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Saturday Review

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Handbook To The Department Of Prints And Drawings In The British Museum With Introduction And Notices Of The Various Schools

Author by : Louis Fagan
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Description : Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.


Catalogue Of The American Books In The Library Of The British Museum At Christmas Mdccclvi With Catalogue Of The Canadian And Other British North American Books In The Library Of The British Museum At Christmas Mdccclvi And Catalogue Of The Mexican And Other Spanish American West Indian Books In The Library Of The British Museum At Christmas 1856 And Catalogue Of The American Maps In The Library Of The British Museum At Christmas 1856

Author by : Henry Stevens
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