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The Treasures of the German Collection

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By Michael Schmalholz, London Library German Language Collection Specialist, and Anna Vlasova, Retrospective Cataloguer. From its foundation in 1841, the London Library has aimed to maintain a representative collection of literature in all major European languages and German language books have been extensively collected from the beginning. Thomas Carlyle, the founder of the London Library,…

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The Treasures of the Spanish Literature Collections

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By Anna Gonzalez-Fort   The Spanish literature collection is one of the largest foreign language literature collections in the Library and is actively added to with works by contemporary Spanish writers. Alongside the latest publications, in the open-access stacks members can find borrowable copies of a wide range of 20th, 19th and even some 18th…

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The Treasures of the French Literature Collection

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  The latest blog installment in our foreign languages series focuses on the riches of our French Literature collection. By Anna Vlasova with assistance from Anna Gonzalez-Fort. The French collections of the London Library have developed steadily from the Library’s foundation in 1841. At present the French literature collection is one of the largest foreign…

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