This book, first published in 1946, provides a summary account, historical and descriptive, which is full enough to be useful for reference and information, and at the same time to bring out the true significance of the collections of the British Museum Library and of the tale of their gathering.

part Part I|158 pages


part Part II|150 pages

The Collections and their Catalogues

chapter I|51 pages

The Printed Books

chapter II|68 pages

The Manuscripts

chapter III|29 pages

The Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts