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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

Special Collections Visiting Scholars – Lang and the Works of Tolkien

Sharin Schroeder spent two weeks in our reading room in July as part of the 2014 Visiting Scholarship Programme. In this fascinating blog post, she explains how studying our Andrew Lang collection helped her research into his influence on J. R. R. Tolkien.  As a Victorianist and Tolkien scholar who lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan, I…

13 October 2014Archives illustrations Manuscript Collection Rare Book Collection