Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum
by James Delbourgo
Harvard University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-674-98278-9 | Cloth: 978-0-674-73733-4
Library of Congress Classification AM401.S58D45 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 069.092

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1759 the British Museum opened its doors to the public—the first free national museum in the world. James Delbourgo recounts the story behind its creation through the life of Hans Sloane, a controversial luminary with an insatiable ambition to pit universal knowledge against superstition and few curbs on his passion for collecting the world.

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