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Rare Book Cataloguing: The Case of the Blurry Page Sometimes in rare book cataloguing you come across something that requires you to flex you analytical bibliography muscles. It can be amazing what you can gather from the study of …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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No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition TAGS: | | And nor should they in this case! Although the author of the above volume is a Torquemada he is, in fact, Juan de Torquemada, uncle to Grand Inquisitor Tomas de …Continue reading →

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Oh Christmas Tree! TAGS: | | | | Christmas has well and truly arrived at the Main Library with the installation of a 12 foot Christmas tree. This year we decided to use images from the CRC collections …Continue reading →

Old Books, New Discoveries: The Tale of a Feather TAGS: | | | | Our blog post today comes from History of the Book student and CRC volunteer Allie Newman. The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is home to over 300 …Continue reading →

Hand-finished Printed Books TAGS: | | Our blog post today comes from History of the Book student and CRC volunteer Allie Newman. The University of Edinburgh Centre for Research collections holds a veritable treasure trove of …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
Default utility Image The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54...

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