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Admirable Geometry This week’s guest blogger is Hannah DeWitt, from the University of Edinburgh, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Francesco Barozzi, Admirandvm Illud Geometricum, (Venice:  Apud Gratiosum Perchacinum, sumptibus Io. Baptistæ Fantini Patauini, …Continue reading →

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Travelling Images: Venetian Illustrated Books 3 This week the exhibition curator, Laura Moretti, of the University of St. Andrews, writes about the finest, and probably most famous book in our selection: Andrea Palladio’s “Four Books of Architecture”.  …Continue reading →

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Travelling Images: Venetian Illustrated Books 2 This week our Venetian illustrations turn theatrical, with an illustrated copy of the plays of Plautus, and we welcome as guest blogger, the exhibition curator, Laura Moretti, of the University …Continue reading →

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Travelling Images: Venetian Illustrated Books at the University of Edinburgh We have a micro exhibition, of illustrated books from Renaissance Italy, running in CRC from 13th April to 15th June.  This is in collaboration with Linda Borean of the Università …Continue reading →

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Early Library Records TAGS: | | | | Our intern, Nathalie, is reaching the end of the project, working on the earliest of the library records.  She has achieved a great deal in the weeks she has been …Continue reading →

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“Manuscripts rare for the writing” and The Skeleton in the Library Cupboard: the Early Library Records Project   The Library holds a very rich collection of the records of its own activities, stretching right back to the charter of Clement Littil’s bequest in 1580, which started the …Continue reading →

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The Perils of Technology: Aviation During the First World War TAGS: | | | | The First World War was the first in which air warfare played a significant part. While aircraft were ultimately to change the face of warfare, the demands of the war …Continue reading →

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Alice’s Adventures in the Rare Book Stacks TAGS: | | | | | Happy 150th anniversary of the second edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! (This week’s blog post has been contributed by Tess Goodman, a doctoral student in the Centre for the History …Continue reading →

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The Battle of Jutland – 100 years on TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | This week sees the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, the largest and most important naval engagement of the First World War, and also a particularly Scottish event, as …Continue reading →

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The Greatest Gaelic Book Collector? Professor Donald MacKinnon (1839–1914), the University of Edinburgh, and the MacKinnon Collection TAGS: | | | | | We have recently completed the online cataloguing of the MacKinnon Collection, of books of and about Scottish life and literature, and rich in books in Gaelic.  Our colleague and expert …Continue reading →

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