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Issue 50 / December 2012

Bodleian Library shows off treasures, from Magna Carta to Shakespeare

Oxford library to ask exhibition visitors which items deserve permanent display - including a First Folio it once threw away

A spectacular exhibition of the greatest treasures of one of the most famous libraries in the world features a monument to past folly: a large battered leather volume the Bodleian Library in Oxford sold off as surplus to requirements in 1664 and had to raise a fortune to buy back almost 250 years later.

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 25 September, 2011

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