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Les Beaux Pays (Arthaud) - illustrated France of the 1930s-1950s

As the weather starts to provide us with some hope for the summer, it is useful for us to look at guidebooks in the University Library, and what role they can play in a collection such as ours. 631 more words

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Made in Germany

The label “Made in Germany” was first introduced in Britain under the Merchandise Marks Act of 1887, and was used to control foreign goods sold in Britain which were claimed to be British. 728 more words

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Imperial Russia in hot pursuit : the April 2015 Slavonic item of the month

A University Library exhibition commemorating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo opens to the public this Friday.  Among the exhibits is a Russian book reporting the Imperial Army’s offensives against the French in 1813.   722 more words

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Another view of Waterloo

This guest post, written by Dr Jaap Harskamp (formerly Curator of Dutch & Flemish collections at the British Library, who is now working on the University Library’s early Dutch books) marks the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, in advance of the opening (on Friday 1 May) of the University Library’s exhibition on the subject. 953 more words

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Italian medieval and early Renaissance art

No matter how hard we try to be consistent in collecting, by following our collection policy, meeting the needs of the academic community and remaining abreast of current publications, we have to face the fact that there are inevitably gaps in our collections, gaps perhaps from previous decades, gaps which can be very hard to fill. 566 more words

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German art exhibition catalogues

Nowadays art exhibition catalogues are frequently very substantial items, rich in illustrative matter and with extensive introductory essays as well as detailed description and discussion of individual paintings. 641 more words

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Cambridge catalogues and librarians get a critical reception

The adventures of Baron Münchhausen, the German nobleman who had the habit of grossly exaggerating his experiences, have been reprinted many times and translated into a wide range of languages. 611 more words

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