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History of the Book in Special Collections

We recently brought out treasures from our rare book and special collections stacks for a visiting History of the Book class from UMD’s iSchool. Many of the books on display represented a wide variety of illustrations, from early incunable woodcuts and the delicate wood engravings of Thomas Bewick to more modern lithography, aquatints, and engraving techniques. 116 more words

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Bad Grammaire

Something is very strange about this title page. Amusingly so. Can you see what it is?

During printing the second “M” of the second word in the title, “GRAMMAIRE”, must accidentally have been omitted (fairly embarrassing for a work on the correct use of language!) and a smaller second M has consequently been stamped-in by hand using a smaller typeface to correct the mistake. 1,253 more words

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Remembering Ray Bradbury

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Bradbury Signature

Fantastic Universe No. 1

Fantastic Universe No. 1 Contents

One of America’s favorite science fiction authors, the late Ray Bradbury, was born on August 22, 1920. 269 more words

Special Collections

The provenance of the Baines Collection

This afternoon I was tidying in the Special Collections when I came across a letter relevant to the provenance of the Baines Collection.  I thought I would share with you some of this information in terms of piecing together the existing information with the content of the letter and give you some idea of what is contained in this fascinating collection.    751 more words

Library And Archives

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Kino Lorber recently released Pioneers of African-American Cinema, a five DVD set with extensive film notes.  An announcement of the collection’s release appeared in… 247 more words


British Colonial Education Policy and the Use of Indigenous Languages

Some time ago, whilst working in the closed stacks at Emerald Street I came across sections of a newsletter in Nandi which I found by chance tucked away in one of the historical textbooks.  1,325 more words

Library And Archives