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Where we find new old books, chapter 3: buried treasure amongst the stacks

This is what buried treasure looks like in a library: This book, which is a collection of two perfectly respectable but not very rare tracts by Vatican Librarian Agostino Steuco, has acted as a vessel, a treasure chest, for the bits and pieces that went into the binding and physical construction of this book. This…

29 September 2015Archives collections highlights Manuscript Collection Rare Book Collection Rare Book finds

52 Weeks of Historical How-To’s, Week 52: A Special Scrapbook and Commonplace Book

We’ve sadly come to the end of our year long exploration of our collections. We’ve had tremendous fun getting to know obscure corners of our photographs, manuscripts, rare books and muniments better. Next week we’ll round up the year’s work, examine what we’ve learnt and what the future may hold. But there’s one last project…

30 October 2014Archives How-To's Manuscript Collection