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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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Nicholas Culpeper’s Anatomy of the Body of Man, published in 1653, not only contributed to a great leap forward in medical knowledge but was also positioned at the nexus of religious, political, and scientific upheaval in England. Both Culpeper and … Continue reading
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