THE BRITISH MUSEUM: A History. David M. Wilson.


London: The British Museum Press, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. "In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the museum in 2003, this book documents the enormous changes that have taken place to the building, its collection, its staff, and its role in society. Essentially a chronological history from the founding of the first collection upon the death of Sir Hans Sloane in 1753, through to the present day, David Wilson presents a detailed discussion of the setting up of the museum, its opening to the public, its educational and research functions and the collections that it houses from around the world." Textual illustrations. Tall octavo. Original black cloth binding, with gilt titles. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #70466
ISBN: 0714127647

Price: $35.00

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