The Bodleian Libraries Testimony Of Genius
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The Bodleian Libraries Testimony Of Genius
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This is the book that extols some of the greatest achievements in human creativity, from the drafting of Magna Carta to Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.

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This is the book that extols some of the greatest achievements in human creativity, from the drafting of Magna Carta to Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Drawn from the incomparable collections of the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, this book tells the story of 130 rare books and manuscripts, exploring the process the creators used, and how the influence of these foundational works spread into our cultural consciousness. The book celebrates Oxford’s exceptional collection of ephemera covering arts—such as the original conducting score of Handel’s Messiah—and sciences—such as Euclid’s Stoicheia—and how these creations by mere mortals achieve lasting impact through the immortality of genius. 360 pages; 200 full-color illustrations. 11" H x 10" W x 2" D. (3 lbs.)

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