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Book cleaning CABS book of the month – November

Saturday, 26 November, 2011 by Book Library Team

As a conservator you know why it is important to clean books, but sometimes it feels like you are not making any appreciable difference. Until you take a photograph half way through a cleaning job and you see the value … Continue reading

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Emblemata, Emblemata, Emblemata – May

Saturday, 30 April, 2011 by Erica Foden-Lenahan

What is an emblem book? It is a form that was tremendously popular during the Renaissance. It is believed that the Italian lawyer Andrea Alciato devised the first such book. The books themselves contained small illustrations (a bit like a … Continue reading

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CABS book(s) of the month- February

Monday, 7 February, 2011 by Book Library Team

Beginning with the opening line ‘A tear is better than a word’, ‘Das Tränenmeer’ (‘The Sea of tears’) and ‘Dars Wähnen’ (‘The Delusion’) by Dieter Roth are three poetic artists’ books accessible from our CABS collection. The item is classed … Continue reading

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CABS book of the month – January

Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 by Book Library Team

It may be our smallest book L’immortalita e Gloria del pennello : Catalogo delle pitture insigni che stanno esposte al pubblico nella città di Milano (1728) . The original was published in 1671 and, as you can see from the … Continue reading

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CABS book of the month – October

Tuesday, 28 September, 2010 by Book Library Team

A review in the magazine Nature of Studies in the history and method of science, described Charles Singer’s book as “a notable contribution to certain branches of medical history and evolution.”1 We, in the Book Library, didn’t realize we had … Continue reading

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CABS book of the month – July

Thursday, 1 July, 2010 by Book Library Team

Coinciding with the current London exhibition – Treasures of Lambeth Palace Library (17 May-23 July 2010) – July’s CABS book-of-the-month is a full-colour fascimile of the Lambeth Apocalypse (manuscript 209 in Lambeth Palace Library). The Lambeth Apocalypse is a richly-illustrated … Continue reading

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CABS book of the month – June

Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 by Book Library Team

This item from Special Collections is from the archive collection of Stella Mary Newton and is not a book at all. It is an invoice dated 15 May 1934 when Stella was still Stella Mary Pearce and had her own … Continue reading

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CABS book of the month – May

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 by Book Library Team

In honour of the Sotheby’s sale Trésors du Coffre Vollard, the Special Collections Book-of-the-month is Ambroise Vollard’s biography of Paul Cézanne. Vollard was a art dealer, who died in 1939. The sale features works by Derain, Cézanne, and Picasso, among … Continue reading

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