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The Huntington Library

Treasures from Ten Centuries

Director and Curators

ISBN: 978 1 85759 334 1
Size: 270 x 205 mm / 8 x 10.5 in.
Binding: cloth
Pages: 160
Images: 170

UK £24.95 / US $34.95


  • Highlights some of the finest rare books and manuscripts of Anglo-American culture


Combining an outstanding art collection and library, set in exquisite botanical gardens, the Huntingdon is one of the richest and  most varied cultural centres in the world. It holds over a million items, housing one of the largest and most complete research libraries on British and American history and literature. Part of Scala's prestigious series on the great libraries of the world, The Huntington Library: Treasures from Ten Centuries offers a selection of items from the collection, which chart major achievements in Anglo-American civilistation, including some of the world's finest rare books and manuscripts: a lavishly decorated 15th-century manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, one of only 11 known vellum copies of the Gutenberg Bible, Benjamin Franklin's handwritten autobiography, a rare double-elephant folio of Audaubon's Birds of America and George Washington's own survey of Mount Vernon. Beautifully illustrated and designed, this welcome addition to Scala's series presents these and many other highlights from a distinguished collection.