The library
Stuart A. P. Murray

The library

an illustrated history

Published by Skyhorse Pub. in New York, NY .
Written in English

About the Book

In this remarkable story, Stuart A.P. Murray traces the elaborate history of the library from its very beginnings in the ancient libraries of Babylon and Alexandria to some of the greatest contemporary institutionsthe Royal Society of London, the Newberry Library, the Smithsonian, and many others. Illustrated with 130 rich color photos, readers can follow the fascinating progress of the institution we now know today as the library. - Publisher.

Table of Contents

The ancient libraries
European libraries of the Middle Ages
Asia and Islam
Europe's high Middle Ages
Renaissance to Reformation
People of the book
War and a golden age
The library in colonial North America
The library in the young United States
Libraries across America
Private and public libraries
Modern libraries.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Pictorial works


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
Z721 .M885 2009

The Physical Object

p. cm.

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Open Library
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