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52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 5

16th century French Fanfare binding This week’s fantastic binding, like Week 2, comes from the Bible collection, only this item is much bigger! St Andrews’ copy of Jean de Tournes 4th printing of La Sainte Bible is…

Code breaking and Sir Walter Raleigh

Last winter I came across a copy of the first edition of Sir Walter Raleigh’s History of the world. This book was published after Raleigh’s first expedition for El Dorado, and after he was arrested for suspected…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 4

On the trail of the elusive John Murray This weeks fantastic binding is included in this longer post about the search for an unknown former owner, we hope you enjoy! Towards the beginning of my work here at St Andrews…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 3

TypBE.C81LM & r17 DA300.J64 – two late 17th century Scottish bindings This week’s fantastic binding is a double feature: one item that has been in our collection for a long time and another that we have just recently…

Echoes is now on Facebook and Twitter!

Echoes from the Vault is stretching its social media legs! We can now be found on Facebook and Twitter, through the University Library’s pages. Follow the University Library and Echoes on Twitter @StAndrewsUniLib and…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 2

Bib BS2085.C27– An early 17th century dos-à-dos embroidered New Testament and Psalter This week’s fantastic binding comes from the Bible collection, and has been in our collection for almost 50 years. Bib BS2085.C27 is…

A contemporary cure for the plague

Finding marginalia and other inscriptions in our early collections is so common that we often take it for granted. However, sometimes something really spectacular pops up that demands our attention. Such was the case…