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Works: 10,453 works in 16,124 publications in 3 languages and 166,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sermons  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Distributor, isb, Curator, Donor, Lyricist, Correspondent, Composer, Recipient, Former owner, his, Collector
Classifications: N5963, 709.02
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The image of the world : 20 centuries of world maps by Peter Whitfield( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples, discussing the maps and their makers in relation to their age and placing them within the context of the wider history of ideas
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger( Book )

11 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval dress & fashion by Margaret Scott( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As dress historian Margaret Scott demonstrates in this book, manuscripts provide a window on to the changing fashions and dress of the medieval world, and she unravels the messages about rank, aspirations, beliefs and occupations encoded in the images. Her authoritative text is accompanied by illustrations showing the range of dress styles worn in the Middle Ages in England and much of Europe, and across the social classes from princes to paupers. One can clearly see the elaborate dress style of the monarchy and aristocracy, often richly patterned and adorned with jewels and fur, reflecting the status of the wearer or patron. But the author also explores the dress of other classes and occupations, which provides equally important information about everyday life and times in the Middle Ages, such as the patterns of work, the climate and the functional uses of clothing." "Medieval Dress and Fashion is a historical resource that will prove invaluable to art historians, costume designers and all those interested in this colourful period."--Jacket
Resource description & access : RDA by Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2015 RDA Print Revision contains: a full accumulation of RDA the revision contains a full set of all current RDA instructions. It replaces the previous version of RDA Print rather than being an update packet to that version. Numerous changes to the text of RDA have been made since the publication of the 2014 Revision. Cataloging practice described by RDA has not altered dramatically due to these changes, but over a significant number of the pages in RDA Print were affected by the changes, making an RDA Print update packet impracticable. The most current RDA the revision contains all changes to RDA up to and including the 2015 RDA Update approved by the JSC. There are two types of changes to RDA that routinely take place Fast Track changes and RDA Updates. The JSC periodically issues Fast Track changes to RDA to fix errors and to clarify meaning. These changes do not typically change cataloging practice as described by RDA. An RDA Update is issued annually. In an Update process the JSC considers proposals to enhance and improve RDA as a cataloging standard. An Update can and often does change the cataloging process described in RDA. The 2015 Revision includes all Fast Track changes and RDA Updates since the 2014 publication of RDA in August 2014
The print in Germany, 1880-1933 : the age of expressionism : prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Frances Carey( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum with a section of illustrated books from the British Library by David Paisey. Met afbeeldingen van: Max Klinger, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Liebermann, Heinrich Vogeler, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Lovis Corinth, Ernst Barlach, Christian Rohlfs, Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde, Oskar Kokoschka, Franz Marc, August Macke, Vasily Kandinsky, Ludwig Meidner, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Otto Dix, Bernard Kretzschmar, Karl Hubbuch, Johannes Itten, Lyonel Feininger, Gerhard Marcks, Paul Klee, Georg Muche, Lothar Schreyer, Oskar Schlemmer, Kurt Schwitters, El Lissitzky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Rolf Nesch
The Golden age of Anglo-Saxon art, 966-1066 by Janet Backhouse( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by Janet Backhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language by David Crystal( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English is spoken or written today by one-third of the world's population--an unprecedented achievement for a language. How has this situation come about? And what happens to a language when it is used by so many? In this illustrated history David Crystal charts the development of the language from the earliest runic inscriptions in Old English, through the emergence of a standard variety of English between 1400 and 1800, to the most modern forms of the language in 'concrete' and 'text' poetry. In telling the story he draws on examples from English in its various guises and uses from our everyday English to English in the workplace and English used as a medium of playful and literary expression. The regional and international varieties of English are also considered. This book shows us where language is now, where it has been, and perhaps most important of all where it is heading, for the new varieties of the language appearing in world literature and on the Internet show that this is a story which is by no means over
Medieval woman's guide to health : the first English gynecological handbook : Middle English text by Beryl Rowland( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This early fifteenth-century treatise on obstetrics and gynecology is a landmark both in the history of medicine and the history of women."--Inside front cover
Treasures of the British Library by Nicolas Barker( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of conservation & museum studies( )

in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the "Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies," published by the University College London Institute of Archaeology in England. The journal contains papers and articles from conservation and museum studies students. Includes an archive of past issues, highlights from the current issue, and submission guidelines
Harry Potter : a journey through A history of magic by J. K Rowling( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complementing the British Library exhibit, provides an overview of the Hogwarts curriculum, covering thousands of years of magic history and displaying artifacts released from the Library's archives, previously-unseen materials, and items from throughout the world
The British inheritance : a treasury of historic documents by Elizabeth M Hallam( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's rich historical heritage is witnessed in the archives contained in The British Library and Public Record Office. This book displays, in chronological order, treasures and key documents from these and other sources which illuminate defining moments in British history
Alexandria by British library( )

in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image in print : book illustration in late medieval England and its sources by Martha W Driver( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martha Driver here invites us to consider evidence for a new social history of book illustration as constructed from the study of the woodcut, principally as it was used in books printed in England by Wynkyn de Worde and his successors. Her central focus is on the physical evidence provided by illustrations in incunabula and early-sixteenth-century printed books. Among the subjects under consideration are reading and the development of literacy, and the central role of woodcuts in that process. In addition to promoting the self-education of their readers, illustrated printed books acted as agents of religious, social, and political change as the Middle Ages closed and the Reformation tightened its grip on western Europe. Religious devotion, marriage, work, and everyday life feature in the arresting images that illustrate the text."--Jacket
Breaking the mould : the first hundred years of lithography by Michael Twyman( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new index of Middle English verse by Julia Boffey( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mozart legacy : aspects of the British Library collections by A. Hyatt King( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van voorwerpen uit de collecties van de British Library, die verband houden met de Oostenrijkse componist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Prince of librarians; the life and times of Antonio Panizzi of the British Museum by Edward Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Library journal by British Library( )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research into the contents and history of the British Library and its collections
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B.L. (British Library)

Biblioteca Britânica

Biblioteka Brytyjska.

Bibliotheca Britannica

[Bibliothèque. London.] British Library


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Brita Biblioteko

Britaniya Milli Kitabxanası

Britanska knjižnica

Briti Raamatukogu.

British Library

British Museum

British Museum. Library.

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Britu bibliotēka

Da Ying tu shu guan


Dai-Ei-Toshokan London

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Gran Bretanya. British Library

Grande-Bretagne. British Library

Great Britain British Library

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Lielbritānija. British Library

London British Library

London (England) British Library

National Central Library (London)

Perpustakaan Britania

Sifriyah ha-Briṭit

Storbritannien British Library

Sulod-Barasahan Britanika

The British Library.

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Ying-kuo tʻu shu kuan

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برطانوی کتب خانہ

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Medieval dress & fashionResource description & access : RDAEvolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English languageTreasures of the British LibraryThe British inheritance : a treasury of historic documentsThe image in print : book illustration in late medieval England and its sourcesBreaking the mould : the first hundred years of lithographyA new index of Middle English verse