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Picture puzzles from the Paterson Bible Collection at New College Library TAGS: | | | I’m delighted to be able to report that all 278 items in the Paterson Bible Collection at New College Library are now catalogued online. This collection turned up a number of surprises for …Continue reading →

Missionary to the North – The Paterson Bible Collection TAGS: | | | | | | | In early 2014 we began work to catalogue the Paterson Bible Collection, as part of the Funk Cataloguing Projects at New College Library. This collection of over 300 Bibles in …Continue reading →

Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. New College Library, Inglis 23.

Chinese rare books on display for Peking University at Edinburgh Day TAGS: | | | | | | New College Library was part of the University of Edinburgh’s Peking at Edinburgh day on Monday 18 November with a display of Chinese items from our Special Collections. These included the beautiful …Continue reading →

King James Bible, 1611

In the beginning was the word : Bibles at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | Yesterday we were pleased to welcome staff and students on exchange from Dartmouth College, USA to a classroom session viewing items from New College Library’s historic Bibles collection. Examples included a …Continue reading →

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New College Library’s Torah Scroll TAGS: | | | | | | | | New College Library’s Torah Scroll (Pentateuch) was on display to visitors today in the Funk Reading Room. Scrolls such as these are an integral part of Jewish communal life, being …Continue reading →

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New Cambridge History of the Bible – and more TAGS: | | | | | The online version of the New Cambridge History of the Bible  : From 600 to 1450  by Richard Marsden, E. Ann Matter is now available to University of Edinburgh users …Continue reading →

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Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception TAGS: | | | | University of Edinburgh users  now have trial access to Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (De Gruyter) – trial ends 8 March. Find the link at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials The Encyclopedia …Continue reading →

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The earliest missionary editions TAGS: | | | | Interesting blog entry on Protestant missionary material in Chinese by David Helliwell, Curator of Chinese Collections, Bodleian Library

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New on display – The Nativity in twentieth century art TAGS: | | | | | | | New on display in New College Library’s Funk Special Collections Reading Room, is The Bible in 20th Century art.  It  is opened to show a painting of The Nativity by …Continue reading →

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The saint, the saltire and a Scottish legend TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, November 30, is Saint Andrew’s day,  also celebrated as Scotland’s national day. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (available online to University of Edinburgh users)  notes that the cult of St …Continue reading →

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The Stories and Afterlife of Lady Grange Stories beget stories – it’s one of my favourite things about them – and archives...
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A Book of Two Halves Our Projects Conservator, Nicole, describes a technique for repairing books that have broken in half...
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