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Reading the Collections, Week 11: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Having just been on holiday to the Lake District with its numerous literary connections, and having visited several of the places relating to the children’s stories of Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome, I thought how much these books are defined as much by the story as the perhaps more well-known illustrations. You only have to…

16 April 2015Rare Book Collection Reading the Collections

Lighting the Past: The Lang Collection

We’re back again, finishing our sixth collection to date: the Lang Collection! After a year-and-a-half of adventuring through the General Reserve Collection (you can read about some of the highlights in our two-part blog), this one was over almost before it began – the tiny collection of uncatalogued Lang books took the Lighting the Past…

9 February 2015Rare Book Collection