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Bookish Mondays (#3)

I was walking through my favorite local bookstore, Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois, when I came upon a fun, little bookish item that I have been excited to find.  375 more words


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


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


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