Presenting the 2018 Foxcroft Lecture, hear Jean-Dominique Mellot discuss police surveillance of the Parisian book trade in the 1750s.
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See a short time-lapse video of the installation of the Library's 'World of the book' exhibition in the iconic Dome Galleries.
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