Wednesday, December 31, 2008

British Library

On Sunday one of our stops was the British Library. The British Library is the world's second largest research library after only The Library of Congress. It may not sound like much fun walking around a library, but the British Library actually has a number of very famous works in a museum-style display. We saw, for instance, original editions of William Shakespeare's First Folio and Isaac Newton's Principia, pages from Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks, a Gutenberg Bible, and Magna Carta. (As an aside, here's an interesting bit of trivia... The title page of Shakespeare's First Folio at right features one of only two depictions of W.S. that are widely believed to be authentic.)

Matt standing in front of a statue of Newton outside the British Library

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