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Rare Books – Expect the Unexpected 5 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Wet Monday, Henry VIII Falls in the River, and the Ogre of Smeeth, all funded through the Bank of Sweets. For our fifth visit to the ECA Illustration students’ Notgeld …Continue reading →

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Rare Books – Expect the Unexpected 4 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lace, Forks, The Arctic Monkeys and Golf This is the fourth in our series of posts based on the current exhibition in the Library Gallery, and the project by Edinburgh …Continue reading →

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Rare Books – Expect the Unexpected. 3 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Hippogriffs, Rabbits, Skyship Ports and Mars: Fantasy Worlds In our third visit to the student Notgeld and its connections with the exhibition, we move into the realms of fantasy. Some …Continue reading →

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Rare Books – Expect the Unexpected: 2 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Satire This is the second in our series of posts based on the current exhibition in the Library Gallery, and the project by Edinburgh College of Art Illustration students, based …Continue reading →

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Rare Books – Expect the Unexpected. 1 TAGS: | | A Sense of Place If you have been passing the Main Library recently you will have seen the exhibition in the Library Gallery on the ground floor, of some of …Continue reading →

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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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