The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World
London, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2003
(29.5 × 29.5 cm), 248 pp., colour illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - English edition of Bibliothèques du monde (Paris: Éditions de La Martinière, 2003), translated from the French by Laurel Hirsch. Contents: National Library of Austria, Vienna; Benedictine Abbey Library of Admont, Austria; Monastic Library at Wiblingen, Ulm, Germany; Benedictine Abbey of Metten, Germany; Herzogin Anna Amalia Library, Weimar, Germany; Vatican Library, Rome; Riccardiana Library, Florence; Mazarine Library, Paris; Institute Library, Paris; Senate Library, Paris; Cabinet des Livres of the Duc d’Aumale, Chantilly, France; Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland; Bodleian Library, Oxford; Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge; John Rylands Library, Manchester; Trinity College Library, Dublin; National Library, Prague; Library of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain; Library of the Mafra National Palace, Portugal; Athenaeum, Boston, U.S.A.; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; New York Public Library; National Library of Russia, St Petersburg. ¶ As issued, still within publisher’s sealed protective wrapper.