The Bibliographical Society: Adrian Edwards, Insights into the King’s Library of George III

The Bibliographical Society: Adrian Edwards, Insights into the King’s Library of George III
Date
17 November 2020, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Type
Lecture
Description

During his long life, George III (r. 1760­–1820) amassed one of the most significant book collections of his age. The books are today housed in a purpose-built tower at the heart of the British Library. This talk will consider the formation of the collection, how it has been moved around over the past two-and-a-half centuries, and the range of materials it contains. Special focus will be placed on the findings of two recent pieces of research: World War II book losses and subsequent replacements, and the range of Americana that King George acquired, both before and after the Revolution.

This meeting will take place online via Zoom.


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