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April 2018

The nature of uncleanness consider’d

136JJean FredericOstervald1663-1747 The nature of uncleanness consider’d: wherein is discoursed of the causes and consequences of this sin, and the duties of such as are under the guilt of it. To which is added, a discourse concerning the nature of... Continue Reading →

1378 Wycliffe New Testament: First Printed Edition (1731)

1378 Wycliffe New Testament: First Printed Edition (1731) ‘I hail thee the first of Englishmen, who dares brave the rage of superstition, in the cause of intellectual freedom’ The new Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ translated out... Continue Reading →

Herbarum vires Macer tibi carmine dicet

164J  Floridus Macer, or Odo von Meung;  Aemilius Macer;  Guillermo Gueroaldo; Herbarum vires macer tibi carmine dicet. Cum bonis ambula. Mors peccatorum pessima. Sic uteretuo ut alieno non egeas [Paris] np. [Pierre Baquelier]. nd. [c, 1515]          ... Continue Reading →

Herbarum vires Macer tibi carmine dicet

164J  Floridus Macer, or Odo von Meung;  Aemilius Macer;  Guillermo Gueroaldo; Herbarum vires macer tibi carmine dicet. Cum bonis ambula. Mors peccatorum pessima. Sic uteretuo ut alieno non egeas [Paris] np. [Pierre Baquelier]. nd. [c, 1515]          ... Continue Reading →

A Miscellany of Divers Problems: Containing Ingenuous Solutions of Sundry Questions, Partly Moral, Partly of Other Subjects

Less like Bacon's Essays and more like Wanley's The Wonders of the Little World, Or Browne's Pesudodoxia Epidemica.,and of course Joannes Jonstonus' History of wonderful things.  The Divers Problem  deals with the curious things, ideas, and, common questions . It... Continue Reading →

Belle da Costa Green!

The Morgan Library, which occupies a large complex on New York’s Madison Avenue, is known internationally as one of the finest collections of books and manuscripts in the world. It was founded in 1906 to house the private library of... Continue Reading →

An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

JANE COLLIER,  1714-1755   An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; with Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Amusing Study...with some general instructions for plaguing all your acquaintance.   London, A Millar, 1757.          ... Continue Reading →

An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

JANE COLLIER,  1714-1755   An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; with Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Amusing Study...with some general instructions for plaguing all your acquaintance.   London, A Millar, 1757.          ... Continue Reading →

Nice choices of Images

A guest blog post by Jarkko Tanninen, History of Art Junior Honours student on work placement in Special Collections. I was fortunate to be selected for an eight-week long work placement at the University of Glasgow Library’s Special Collections department,... Continue Reading →

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