The Vernadsky scientific central library, in Kiev : the French collections

Founded in 1918, the Vernadsky scientific central library is one of the biggest libraries in the world and the most important scientific library in Ukraine by its size and the abundance of its collections. After a historical presentation of the library and of the constitution of its holdings, the author draws up a picture of the French collections it has in its possession : manuscripts, old books, rare editions, engravings, etc.