Wonderful Things from 400 Years of Collecting

The Bodleian Library 1602-2002

Edited by the Bodleian Library

Wonderful Things from 400 Years of Collecting
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Edited by the Bodleian Library

Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

172 pages | 75 color plates | 8 x 10-1/2 | © 2002
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9781851240777 Published March 2005 For sale in North America only
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 The Hobbit, 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.
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