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Prince of librarians; the life and times of Antonio Panizzi of the British…

by Edward Miller

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Interesting life of Italian political exile who became head of the British Museum and created the fasmous reading room. My favorite quote is his comment comparing the national drinks of Italy and Britain: "Wine is the drink of the gods. Beer is the drink of the Goths." ( )
  antiquary | Jun 16, 2009 |
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