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The Sons of C.P. Scott, and The Scott Trust

This month’s blog post focuses upon Edward Taylor Scott, and John Russell Scott, sons of C.P. Scott, both of whom worked at the Manchester Guardian, 508 more words


Registration now open for 'Comment is free, but facts are sacred': The Guardian in Local, National and Global History

Registration is now open for this free conference being held at the Library on 6 April:

‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’: The Guardian… 236 more words


Cataloguing Crouch: detective work

Much of Nicholas Crouch’s library exists as bound volumes which include between two and fifty distinct bibliographic works. These Sammelbände have been kept together in Balliol College Library since at least 1799, shelved among other tract volumes with varied provenance. 509 more words

Book History

"Is the Fear of the Dark"

Joel M. Toledo just released Fault Setting (UP Press), his fourth book of poems. While teaching literature at Miriam College, he is currently working on a fifth book. 11 more words


Copyright ABCs: Introduction and A, B and C

This week we have the first part of a new series by the Lighting the Past team – we will be publishing further posts in the series periodically throughout the year. 1,166 more words

Rare Book Collection

‘Two reredos… es?!’ A note on vocabulary

Throughout the project we have, in talking so much about these marvellous artefacts, come up against the sole downside to having more than one reredos: a certain amount of confusion over the plural (which normally happens mid-sentence!). 174 more words


Incunable fragments

One of my recent tasks has been the identification and cataloguing of just over twenty loose sheets of printed material, found as fragments at ECL. Most of these are from ‘incunables’, books printed before 1500, when the printing process was in its infancy.  228 more words

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