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The Guildhall Library: Histories and Treasures tour

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EC2V 7HH

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CILIPinKent are pleased to offer Information and Library staff from across the region the opportunity to attend a guided tour of the Guildhall Library's treasures.

Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London. Our printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. This collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings.

A selection of Guildhall Library 'treasures' will be on display - these may include: John Stow's A Survay of London…, 1598, The London Gazette, 1666, Francesco Colonna's Poliphili Hypnerotomachia, ubi humana omnia non nisi somnium esse ostendit [Venice], 1499, William Shakespeare's The tragedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice, 1655 and Bills of Mortality, 1665.

There will then be an opportunity to visit the Library's book stores, which are not normally accessible to the public.

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