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Harleian Library

[hahr-lee-uh n] /ˈhɑr li ən/
a large library of manuscripts collected by the British statesman Robert Harley and his son and now housed in the British Museum.
Origin of Harleian Library
< New Latin Harleiānus of, belonging to (Robert) Harley; see -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was from the Harleian Library, and was purchased from Osborne in 1746 for 15s.

    Prices of Books Henry B. Wheatley
  • There were a considerable number of Caxtons in the Harleian Library, and several of these were duplicates.

    Prices of Books Henry B. Wheatley
  • No copy of Bynneman's edition has hitherto been discovered; a copy of that of 1567 was in the Harleian Library.

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