by James H. De Laubier and Jacques Bosser, photographs by Guillaume de Laubier
All of the libraries in the world, whether small or large, public or private, serve the same purposes: to preserve, cherish, and make available to others the treasury of human knowledge. Now an internationally renowned photographer has visited more than 20 of the most historic of these magical places. Our own renowned New York Public Library, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece, is featured along with some of the most exquisite libraries of the Western world. The accompanying text traces the history of libraries to the present day, and describes how they came to serve famous personalities and men of letters.
Hardcover, fully illustrated in color throughout; 248 pages, 11½ x 11¾ inches.
Item Number: 9780810946347