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Mapping in the Fifteenth Century

A guest incunabula blog post by Patrick J. Murray
Patrick J. Murray is a researcher at the University of Glasgow in the College of Arts. He has just completed a PhD on early modern cartography. 960 more words

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Rare Book Profile: Dell'anatomia, a facsimile of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook.

Dell’anatomia by Leonardo da Vinci (Rome: TREC edizioni pregiate, 2005) is a compilation of anatomical studies that predate the great anatomy books of the sixteenth century. 344 more words

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Hey big spender! The Yellow Earl and Trinity Hall

What has the Yellow Earl, who left Eton at the age of 12 and devoted his youth to playing sport, to do with Trinity Hall… 697 more words

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Reading the Collections, Week 12: Every Building on the Sunset Strip

Working with the Photographic Collection, it may seem self-evident that I prefer to read books with pictures. So when asked to read a book from the collections I wracked my brain about where I should start. 861 more words

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Hot Air War Balloons

Gaston Tissandier‘s Souvenir et Récits d’un Aérostier Militaire de l’Armée de la Loire  (1891) is about his escape from Paris when the Prussian forces besieged the city during the Franco-Prussian war. 91 more words

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Exhibiting Ingenuity: Conservation

In October 2014 I started a six month conservation internship in Special Collections under accredited Conservator Louise Robertson. I had previously been working in archives in Dublin and adapting my conservation knowledge to 3D bound volumes was both exciting and a new challenge. 794 more words

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