Beginning of the British Museum

ANNO REGNI GEORGII II REGIS MAGNÆ, FRANCIÆ, & HIBERNIÆ, VICESIMO SEXTO.

(Sloane, Sir Hans).
  • London, England: Thomas Baskett, 1753.
  • 4to.
  • stitched self paper wrappers.
  • 331-366 pages

Price: $450.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 128631

Text in English, title in Latin. An act of Parliament "for the purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts; and for providing One General Repository for the better Reception and more convenient Use of the said Collections; and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto," enacted by Parliament in 1753. This act of Parliament essentially incorporated the British Museum by establishing a "General Repository" to house the above-noted collections. This act is disbound from a larger volume containing all of the acts of the Parliament begun on November 10, 1747 and continued until January 11, 1753. The Worldcat description notes that each act printed in this volume has a separate title. 3 and 6 juxtaposed on page 364 of text.

ANNO REGNI GEORGII II REGIS MAGNÆ, FRANCIÆ, & HIBERNIÆ, VICESIMO SEXTO.
ANNO REGNI GEORGII II REGIS MAGNÆ, FRANCIÆ, & HIBERNIÆ, VICESIMO SEXTO.