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THE KING'S LIBRARY BRITISH MUSEUM, AND THE BODLEIAN, OXFORD

THE KING'S LIBRARY BRITISH MUSEUM, AND THE BODLEIAN, OXFORD

The King's Library (bottom) is so named because the nucleus of its treasures was collected by the sovereigns of Britain It is especially rich in early Chinese manuscripts, a case of which is seen on the left. The famous Bodleian Library (top) at Oxford contains over one million volumes and was founded in 1602 by Sir Thomas Bodley. The Bodleian enjoys the right to a copy of every book published in Great Britain. The Radchffe Camera is used as a reading room for the library.

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