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52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 19

The mystery of Edward Gwynn Earlier this year the rare book community received a general call-to-arms request in regards to helping track down books owned by Edward Gwynn. Frank Mowery, of the Folger Shakespeare…

King James Library Lecture, 18 October 2011

Professor Richard Gameson (University of Durham): “The Image of the Medieval Library”   As part of the University of St Andrews’ 600th anniversary celebrations, the University Library will offer a series of public…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 18

A gorgeous issue of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Idylls of the King illustrated by Gustave Doré While I was searching through the stacks last week, hot on the case of Albert Robida, I stumbled upon this beautiful, and…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 17

Three 16th century portrait bindings This week’s post highlights the bindings of three 16th century books, two printed in Basel and the other printed in Leipzig. All three of these books share similar features of a…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 16

Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s copy of the 1571 edition of Matthew Paris’s Flores historiarum Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948) was a fixture of St Andrews in the later years of his life, after he relocated…