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THE CATALOGUES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM: I. PRINTED BOOKS

F.C. Francis (Keeper, Department of Printed Books, British Museum)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 February 1948

Abstract

The foundation collection of the printed books now forming the Library of the British Museum was that of Sir Hans Sloane. This comprised about 40,000 volumes. To it was added in 1759 the Royal collection, begun in the time of Henry VII and inherited by George II from his predecessors on the throne.

Citation

Francis, F.C. (1948), "THE CATALOGUES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM: I. PRINTED BOOKS", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 14-40. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026123

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