Angela Delaforce, The Lost Library of the King of Portugal, Londres, Paul Holberton Publishing, 2019
Relié, 28 x 24 cm
330 pages, 200 ill. couleurs
Prix : £45
The destruction on the morning of All Saints Day 1755 of the heart of the city of Lisbon by an earthquake, tidal wave and the urban fires that followed was a tragedy that divides the 18th century in Portugal. One casualty on that fatal morning was the Royal Library, one of the most magnificent libraries in Europe at the time. The Lost Library of the King of Portugal tells the story of the lost library—its creation, collection, and significance.