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Featured Book: Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 by Eleanor Keane

Choosing a ‘favourite thing’ from the Book Library is very difficult because we have such a wealth of items in our Special Collections and also on our main shelves.  Since I began working here I have come across tiny, fragile … Continue reading

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Featured Resource: Name Index of Artists

Friday, 5 April, 2013 by Book Library Team

The Library’s card indexes are no longer heavily used and understandably, as they have not been updated since 1992.  Nevertheless, if you aim to gather as much information on a specific artist as possible, it would be unwise to ignore … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Friday, 14 December, 2012 by Book Library Team

The staff of the Courtauld Book Library wish you happy holidays. Christmas Opening Hours Thursday 13th December 2012 to Friday the 4th of January 2013 Monday – Friday 10.30am – 5.30pm We are closed from Tuesday 25th of December 2012 … Continue reading

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New Book Display

Wednesday, 7 November, 2012 by Eleanor Keane

Over the summer there has been a wealth of new and exciting exhibitions in and around London and internationally, and this is reflected in the recent acquisitions on show in our New Book Display. There is a variety of material … Continue reading

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Provenance help with a bookplate

Friday, 6 January, 2012 by Erica Foden-Lenahan

Descrizzione delle imagini dipinte da Rafaelle d’Urbino nelle camere del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano, a work by Giovanni Pietro Bellori. We are fortunate to have two copies of this work and the copy that was part of the John Shearman bequest … 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 – 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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Asia has moved

Monday, 19 July, 2010 by Book Library Team

Librarians have not taken over running the world (yet!), however Courtauld librarians, volunteers and students assistants have been hard at work for the last few weeks re-organising exhibition catalogues from Asia. Asia exhibition catalogues have long been a mess, including … Continue reading

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Graduation day

Friday, 2 July, 2010 by Book Library Team

A poem by Sir Robert Witt about the students and the library of The Courtauld. Our warmest wishes to our 2009/10 students who are graduating on Monday 5 July. The Book Library

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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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