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Manuscript initials and verse

Description: Manuscript initials and verse on title page: “be mercyfull unto us unto us we O lord and … beseche thee”

Classmark: H14.4/T34

Source: Gazēs, Theodōros. 7 more words

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Inscription of Bernardini Jacobi Groppetti

Description: Inscription on title page: “Bernardini Jacobi Groppetti”.

Classmark: C60.6/V19 01

Source: Vairo, Leonardo. De fascino libri tres, 1583.

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Nancy Drew: The Case of The Traveling Nancy Drew Books

Nancy Drew

The Case of The Traveling Nancy Drew Books

As I look at the signatures lovingly written on the pages of Nancy Drew, I thought I’d write a post and list the names of the girls who once owned my books… so let’s see from where they have traveled and once belonged to! 2,639 more words

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'Cyprus: Island of Copper' at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

Last week I took a break from drafting my thesis chapter on the 19th century roots of the Leeds City Museum’s ancient Cypriot collection, in order to visit the new exhibition at Weston Park Museum, ‘Cyprus: Island of Copper’. 801 more words

Cypriot Art

Inscriptions of William Irland

Description: Inscriptions of William Irland on title page: “Gulielmus Irlandus”; “Wyllm Irlande”, with his motto: “Soli deo honor et gloria”

Heading: Irland, William, active 1544-1571… 29 more words

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Donor inscription of Henry Mason, rector of St. Andrew Undershaft

Description: Donor inscription on title page: “Donavit Henricus Mason Rector S. Andrei Undershaft London 1630”

Heading: Mason, Henry, 1573?-1647

Classmark: H15.3/B89

Source: Curione, Celio Secondo. Thesaurus linguae Latinae, siue Forum Romanum, 1576

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Linguistics baking: Egyptian hieroglyphic

It’s a tradition for the Cambridge classical linguists that in Easter (summer) term, instead of our usual research seminars, we all get together to learn a bit about an ancient language that most of us don’t usually study, and to try to read through a few inscriptions. 850 more words