With Lent beginning on 1 March 2017 and alcohol a popular item for renunciation during the penitential period, a booklet on drunkenness, published exactly 400 years ago, seems an extremely apt choice for our March Feature of the Month.
Charles Harrowell interviews Asha Hornsby about Testament of a Vivisector by John Davidson.
Senate House Library has lent four books including William Petty’s A treatise of taxes & contributions, (1662), to "Books That Made Europe", an exhibition at Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels.
The naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian died 300 years ago this month, on 13 January 1717. We commemorate her death by featuring her work on European insects here.
This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685. This is the final book in the series, the third of three books featured from 1685.
Senate House Library's first edition of Salome, published in Paris, is in the exhibition 'Oscar Wilde: L'impertinant absolu' at Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris until January, 2017.