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This review is from: The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World (Hardcover)
I have a soft spot for books such as this. They are a break from the norm, from the day to day drudgery of life (OK, life isn't that bad but - boy oh boy - when you see where you could be standing, selecting a book from a shelf, it pales in comparison!).
A very large book, well presented and full or rich, colourful plates (including foldouts) of the most amazing libraries around the world. Definitely a book to dip in and out of, for after a time the rich, gilt splendour of the libraries begins to roll into one as you become overloaded with the magnificence.
I note that, at the time of reviewing, this has jumped to a "available from..." with a price bracket of approximately £100 higher than I paid for it. This is a great shame, for books such as this should be cherished and preserved. If you can afford it, please do purchase it, because, as literary types we have a duty to protect and promote works as strong as this.