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Wonderful Things from 400 Years of Collecting

The Bodleian Library 1602-2002

A timeless selection of Wonderful Things, this book highlights the tremendous range of the Bodleian Library’s collections. From the sixth-century Laudian Acts—a manuscript probably used by Bede himself—to modern treasures such as one of Tolkein’s own illustrations for TheHobbit, the objects chosen show the extent, variety, and quality of the Library’s holdings and how they came to the Bodleian. Each work is sumptuously displayed in full-page color with facing-page descriptions. Collectively, they offer a fascinating glimpse into the principles, history, and future of collecting by a world-class institution.

172 pages | 75 color plates | 8 x 10 1/2 | © 2002

History: British and Irish History

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Table of Contents

English Literature
Six Books from Six Centuries
Medieval Manuscripts
Books Printed before 1501
The Music Collections
Western Manuscripts 16th to 18th Centuries
The Map Collections
The Oriental Collections
Modern Political Papers
Envoy: Glimpses of the Future

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