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Browse our Instagram!A selection of endpapers used in bookbinding by historian Helen Landreth (1892-1981) during her 30 year career as a librarian at BC.Burns Library’s Bernard Shaw Letters to Bernard Partridge have been digitized!An illustration from Irish author Flann O'Brien's copy of Lovely is the Lee, by Irish artist Robert Gibbings.From Kinder- und Hausmärchen (an edition of Grimms' Children's and Household Tales) published in 1893. Illustrated by Anton Robert Leinweber.
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Dictionaries can tell a lot about the history of English and its usage, especially the first truly comprehensive English dictionary, A Dictionary of the English Language, by Samuel Johnson. First published in 1755, Johnson’s dictionary was the foremost English dictionary … Continue reading
Crossroads of Culture: Cristobál de Morales’ Missarum Liber Primus and Early Music Printing in Europe
A book of polyphony written by a Spanish composer who worked in Rome, printed by an Italian living in France, inscribed with the ownership markings of a Portuguese monastery, sits in an American university library. The Missarum liber primus (First … Continue reading