Prestigieuses bibliothèques du monde

Prestigieuses bibliothèques du monde by Jean-François Blondel (Oxus 2013).

The French word ‘bibliothèque’ (library) comes from the Greek biblion, “book”, and thékê, “place, location”. It is the place where books are preserved, in the most general sense, that is to say the written word, and it is here where they are consulted.

This French publication offers a survey of treasure houses across the world that preserve man’s most valuable ideas in written form. Among almost 60 other libraries, The Ritman Library is represented with a four-page description.

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