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Browse our Instagram!Our copy of A description of the Island of Jamaica with the Other Isles and Territories in America to which the English are Related (1678) was very well loved. Almost every blank page or half-blank page is filled with writings from prior owners. #handwriting #marginalia #WriteInBooksYouOwn #WeAdmireTheDoodles300YearsLaterLovely inscription in a copy of Graham Green’s Our Man in Havana which was read in outer space, given to Greene by Soviet cosmonaut Georgy GrechkoSpotted on our hold shelves: Philosophia magnetica in qua magnetis natura (QC751 .C32 1629 Jesuitica) which includes this early map of the world #maps #EarlyMapsOfEarth #AustraliaMeetsAntarticaBreaking out our beloved Book of Kells facsimile for Nancy Netzer’s Early Medieval Art in Ireland and Britain seminar today. The students take an intensive dive through our Irish manuscript facsimiles over multiple class sessions. #bookofkells #irishmanuscript #arthistory #facsimiles
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Category Archives: Blog in Review
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a review of selected Burns Library exhibits, blog posts and Flickr sets that showcase materials from the Burns Library’s Irish Collection. If you missed the post about the Burns Library’s Seamus Heaney exhibit … Continue reading
Dear Readers, We hope that you enjoyed the stunning set of posts by the Burns Library student assistants and staff members featured on the Burns blog this summer. Materials featured ran the gamut date-wise as well as subject-wise. Staff members … Continue reading
Dear Burns Library Blog Readers, The Spring 2012 semester is drawing to a close and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the John J. Burns Library’s blog this semester and to remind you of the great posts … Continue reading
Dear Burns Library Blog Readers, It’s the end of another great semester here at Boston College and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the John J. Burns Library’s blog this semester and to review the … Continue reading
About a year ago, we introduced the John J. Burns Library’s Blog to the world with our first post. Since July 2010, this blog has published weekly posts about the Burns Library’s collections, services, events and exhibits. In addition … Continue reading