The British Museum Reading Room

    SKU: cmc0861599853

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    A book exploring the history of the Reading Room in the British Museum.

    The Reading Room of the British Museum has a special place in the history of human knowledge and literature. Here for almost 150 years scholars, writers, artists, musicians, revolutionaries and scientists came to consult the greatest library in the world.

    This souvenir book shows the Reading Room as it is today restored to its original splendour and also traces its history and unique construction features. The book glimpses into the life of the Reading Room and the famous and infamous readers who worked there.

    Photographs from the British Museum Archives, including early sepia prints, are complemented by new photography showing the Reading Room meticulously restored.

    About the author

    Majorie Caygill is Assistant to the Director of the British Museum. Her other publications include: The British Museum A-Z Companion, The Story of the British Museum, Treasures of the British Museum and with Christopher Date The Building of the British Museum.


    Product code: cmc0861599853
    Author: Marjorie Caygill
    ISBN: 9780861599851
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: Approx. 100 pages
    Size: Approx. 20cm x 15cm
    llustrations: Colour illustrations throughout
    Weight: 0.138kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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