TREASURES FROM THE WORLD'S GREAT LIBRARIES

By: Theresa Willsteed, editor

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TREASURES FROM THE WORLD'S GREAT LIBRARIES by Theresa Willsteed, editor
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National Library of Australia, Canberra - ISBN 0642107394, 2001. Large format softcover, 12" x 9½. Book in AS NEW condition. LOOSELY INSERTED: double-page feature article (with 4 x full-colour reproductions) from Canberra Times, November 24, 2001, reviewing the exhibition on which this book is based, a celebration of the National Library of Australia's first 100 years (and the centenary of Australian Federation). This book presents an extraordinary sample of the cultural treasures to be found in 38 major libraries around the world, ranging from ancient texts to electonic books. Included: a complete Gutenberg Bible; a 1478 Latin version of Ptolemy's 'Cosmographia'; two documents by Albert Einstein; Shelley's watch (from Bodleian); Charlotte Bronte's writing desk; clay tablets from Sumeria in cuneiform; Martin Luther King's "I have a dream …" document; Mozart and Beethoven exhibits; the manuscripts of Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver' and Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days'; a Hans Christian Andersen's diary; Tolkien's own artwork for 'The Hobbit'; and much much more (161 exhibits in all). Several hundred full-colour photograhs, and fully-detailed, crisp, explanatory text.

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