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One of the most rewarding aspects of rare book cataloging is seeing and decoding the various markers of history that make their way into the pages. Most of these markers are permanent – bookplates, sellers’ and binders’ tickets, annotations, and … Continue reading
In pre-1750 Europe, witch hunts were formal, structured legal ordeals. Countless women were put on trial and burned for supposed witchcraft, leading one to wonder what would cause such a phenomenon to occur. Evidence what may have sparked these witch hunts can be traced through careful examination of some books in the Burns Library’s collections. Continue reading
The printing of books, as an art and industry, has been documented from any number of perspectives. The arduous setting of type, the business of publication and distribution, the craft of binding — these are some of the many things … Continue reading
The Burns Library Cataloging Department recently processed a remarkable addition to our rare books collection. Bound in limp vellum, the folio-sized volume contains a set of 17th-century legal documents produced during a lengthy conflict over the payment of ecclesiastical tithes in the … Continue reading