Treasures of the Library - The British Library:
On the 21st of April 2014, I was fortunate enough to visit The British Library and the Treasures of the Library exhibition in the Ritblat Gallery. There was so much to see in the exhibition, from Galileo Galilei’s old scientific documents, to ancient bestiaries, and even some of the first bibles ever to be printed - not to mention the Magna Carta itself.
It was a typography and editorial design dream, and I would recommend going if you are interested in either of the above. Some key books to note, that were especially interesting, are: The Gentlemen’s Handbook (1496), James Cook’s Pacific Journal (1778), The Worms Bible (1148), Letters to Joseph Bonaparte (1798) and Medieval Royal Bestiary (1200s).
To see a list of everything that is showing in Treasures of the Library exhibition, click here.
To see the exhibition on The British Library’s website, click here.