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Browse our Instagram!We love it when patrons find interesting things and we get to see them, too. Some examples from The Modern Japanese Print: An Appreciation (Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co, c1962, 12-000006548 SUPERSIZE). Rampu(Lamp), by Maekawa Sempan; Tori B (Birds B), by Shima Tamami;Yuki-Otako (Snowman), by Azechi Unetaro. And a cool wooden slipcase to keep it all safe. #PatronFinds #LibrariesOfInstagram #JapanesePrints #SoStrikingOur 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 #AustraliaMeetsAntartica
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While working in the library catalog, I set to searching one of my favorite topics, the Medieval period. Trying to narrow the search results, I added the term medicine to see what would come up. There were a number of … Continue reading
Leonardo Da Vinci’s fame and influence is indisputably unparalleled. His works are renowned throughout the world, especially his best known piece, the Mona Lisa. What I respect most about Leonardo Da Vinci is that he is not only a great … Continue reading
Joachim Bouvet was born in Le Mans, France, on July 18, 1656. In 1673, he entered the Society of Jesus in hopes going on a China mission. His wish was granted when King Louis XIV sent him and five other … Continue reading