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Chapbooks discovered

Do other libraries put difficult or time-consuming books to one side during cataloguing projects? A book we had put aside for the quantity of items bound within it (26) was a collection of chapbooks and related items, mostly printed between 1813 and 1818.

16 Jan 2014
Dr Karen Attar

Bindings – The Jungle Book

[IMAGE [S.L.] 1 [Kipling - 1894] Copy 2-]   [IMAGE [S.L.] 1 [Kipling - 1894] Copy 2- sml] The Jungle Book with binding and illumination from Sangorski and Sutcliffe – one of the most important hand bookbinding companies of the 19th and 20th centuries. Hathi -The Elephant. [IMAGE [S.L.] 1 [Kipling - 1894] Copy 2-5888 - Copy sml] The following description is from the sale catalogue at which Louis Sterling purchased these volumes. [IMAGE [S.L.] 1 [Kipling - 1894] Copy 2-5893] Rikki-Tikki-Tavvi – The Mongoose
18 Dec 2013
Richard Warren

Red, White and Blues: Jazz and the United States in the Twentieth Century (6AAH3029/30)

[IMAGE parker_potter_davis_jordan_roach] [Portrait of Charlie Parker, Tommy Potter, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, and Max Roach, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 194] Portrait of Charlie Parker, Tommy Potter, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, and Max Roach at Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1947 from Flickr Commons/Library of Congress (William P. Gottlieb Collection in public domain)
17 Dec 2013
Colin Homiski

No Easy Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela in the Archives

[IMAGE Nelson Mandela with Mary Benson] [IMAGE Nelson Mandela with Mary Benson] Within the Institute of Commonwealth Studies collections in Senate House Library is a wealth of material relating to the struggle within, and outside of, South Africa against the apartheid system. With the passing of Nelson Mandela it is timely to highlight parts of the collection relating to Nelson Mandela.
16 Dec 2013
David Clover

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