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British Library

Historic Manuscripts on Display;
Primary Library of England

The British Library in London
The British Library in London
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The Ritblat Gallery holds many rare manuscripts and early editions.
The Ritblat Gallery holds many rare manuscripts and early editions.
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St. Pancras
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
England
(020) 7412 7332

On This Very Spot are two of the four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta.

On This Very Spot are two copies of Europe's earliest printed book, the Gutenberg Bible.

On This Very Spot are 93 copies of the 21 plays by William Shakespeare's first folio, his first printed work.

On This Very Spot are two editions of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, probably printed in 1476 and 1483.

On This Very Spot is the manuscript of Sir Thomas Malory's stories about King Arthur, known as the Winchester Manuscript, later printed by William Caxton as Le Morte D'Arthur (The Death of Arthur).

Submitted By:  David Allison

 
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Location: Central London just east of Regents Park.

Nearest Major Airport: London Heathrow and London Gatwick

Nearest Rail: St. Pancras (rail), King's Cross/St. Pancras, Euston, and Euston Square (tube)


Latitude: 51.529444; Longitude: -0.126944



 
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