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The Burney collection of manuscripts in the British Library

Introduction Life and
character
Collection &
catalogue
Burney's purchases 'Membra
disiecta'
Illuminated
manuscripts

Further reading

Percy A. Scholes, The Great Dr. Burney. His Life – His Travels – His Family and His Friends, 2 vols (London: Oxford University Press, 1948)

Joyce Hemlow, The History of Fanny Burney (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958)

Arundell Esdaile, The British Museum Library: A Short History and Survey (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1946)

Edward Miller, That Noble Cabinet. A History of the British Museum (London: André Deutsch, 1973)

Seymour De Ricci, English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts (1530-1930) and their Marks of Ownership (Cambridge: University Press, 1930)