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Isaac Newton's dog-ears

Among the highlights of the Keynes Bequest are two volumes from Sir Isaac Newton’s library, with a fascinating history behind them. This copy of Johann Buxtorf’s third edition of… 310 more words

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Munby Cataloguing Project (Rare Books)

In June 2013 King’s College held a conference to mark the centenary of the birth of A.N.L. (Tim) Munby, Librarian at King’s from 1947 to 1974. 287 more words

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Stop Writing in My Book!

From the time we are little we are taught not to write in books—it will ruin them. But the older we get we learn to treasure and to get excited when we were lucky enough to find these ruins. 288 more words

The Bookplates and Provenance Adventure

Bookplates, as I have recently learned, are beautiful and varied means of identifying the owner of a book. Before this class, the only experiences I’d had with bookplates were a rubber stamp which my mother used to place family names in our books and the many… 993 more words

Bookplates and Provenance

Bookplates are small printed papers tipped into the front of books that indicate ownership. Historically, they are designed by artist to the specifications of a library or book collector and produced using fine art printing methods such as engraving. 520 more words

Bookplates

I’ve accidentally found a box in my rented apartment. It’s from 1977. There are little linocuts inside. Typical bookplates… Hand-made. With animals and landscapes. There’s also a tiny journal, written by some man… I didn’t know that until I opened it at some random page. 27 more words

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Angus Mackinnon designed bookplate

Modern, quirky and demanding to be downloaded & printed is our final bookplate for 2015 (stunning bookmarks still to come!)

The everso generous picture book illustrator Gus Mackinnon has hand drawn and coloured this bookplate exclusively for International Book Giving Day. 113 more words

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