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GREAT BRITAIN. Committee on Papers Relating to the Royal Library
Report from the Committee on papers relating to the Royal Library, which his Majesty has been graciously pleased to present to the British Nation. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 18 April 1823.
[London]: [1823].
14, [2] p. ; 34.7 cm. (2°)

House of Commons 271. Docket-title: 'Report On Papers Respecting The Royal Library. ...'. Includes as Appendix A, Samuel Johnson's letter of May 28, 1768 to the Royal Librarian F.A. Barnard advising on 'the best means of completing' the library [British Library. MSS (Additional 39303)]; Appendix B is the 'Directions Respecting the Reading Room of the British Museum'. The King's Library, a collection of over 60,000 books, was formed by King George III (1760--1820) and given to the nation in 1823 by his son King George IV. The first major purchase was that of the library of Joseph Smith, the British Consul at Venice, for £10,000 in 1762. In 1997 the books were transferred from the British Museum to the King’s Library Tower in the new British Library building at St Pancras, London.

Copy Notes Bound (1) in a collection of Reports to Parliament, assembled in October 1941 by A.T. Bolton.

Binding Stitched in C20th grey paper wrappers, brown tape spine.

Reference Number 5689


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