Spotted an 18th century lady printer/bookseller while cataloging today! You rock, Mrs. Mundell 🙌🏻🙌🏻
She printed an sold An Enquiry into the Nature of Corn-Laws, with a View to the New Corn-Bill Proposed by Scotland (among other things, probably) in 1777. [HF 2044.A5]
I mostly do small repair on books only to make them useful again. I try to keep as much as possible of the original material and only secure loose parts. I like the history you can feel in a well read book with scratches and misscolorations. In this case the customer wanted me to reduce the traces of bookworms and I did an exception.
🚪It’s door #9 of our #archivesadvent manuscript calendar already! 📆 And today there’s not one but TWO full page miniatures to be found behind the door PLUS a wee manuscript video; these folios are f.48v-49r and f.58v-59r of @uofglasgowasc MS Euing 3, a C15th Book of Hours. Today’s images are found at the beginning of the manuscript’s illustrative cycle with the Annunciation and Visitation, which - as details from Spec Colls explain - were “placed respectively at the Hours of Lauds and Matins; these Hours were to be prayed together, either during the night or upon rising”. The first image shows the Annunciation where we can see the angel Gabriel and Mary, who is kneeling in prayer. What I love about this image is that Mary has a prayer book open before her (perhaps her own Book of Hours?). The scroll rising from Gabriel’s hand can be thought of as a medieval speech bubble; it says 'Ave Maria gratia plena Dominus tecum' (Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with you), the beginning of the Hail Mary which would have been recited before these Hours. The second image shows the Visitation where Mary relays her news to her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth is shown touching Mary's stomach, underlining her response 'blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus'. These details (and many more!) can be found via Spec Colls here: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/dec2006.html #booksofhours#uofglasgow#uofglibrary#iglibraries#specialcollections#specialcollectionsofinstagram#archives#archivesofinstagram#libraries#librariesofinstagram#bookstagram#manuscriptsofinstagram#rarebooksofinstagram#manuscripts#books#bookhistory#bookart#medieval#medievalmanuscripts#rarebooks#explorearchives#archivesunlocked
We love this action shot of @uealdc's Dr Rebecca Pinner guiding visitors through seventeenth-century Norfolk and Norwich: a definite highlight of our @beinghumanfest event @norfolk_heritage_centre! John Speed's cartographical work of history, 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain' was a huge inspiration for our #newimpressions2017 designers, leading to innovative works by @louiserichardson4 & Andy Campbell (@norwich_school), @nicerthannice_studios, and @jb.studio. A fitting tribute to the book which the public voted Norwich's Favourite Renaissance Book at our inaugural series of Unlocking the Archive events in 2015 (if you were one of those voters, don't forget you can buy a beautiful print of Speed's map of Norwich both from @jarroldsnorwich itself and the Jarrolds shop @theforumnorwich!).
I'm amazed at the level of detail in the illustrations contained in John Speed's "The Genealogies Recorded in the Sacred Scriptures," which is bound with a 1632 edition of the bible printed at London by Robert Barker. This is the first illustration which depicts Adam and Eve, and begins a genealogical tree spanning multiple pages "observed from Adam to the blessed Virgin Mary," and ultimately Christ. While religious imagery declined in the century after the English Reformation, the tree diagram flourished as an important guide to the bible and its content. The genealogies underlined key theological concepts such as the humanity of Christ and the inheritability of original sin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀Br UF 264.03 C 563 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Brechincollection#dundeeuni#dundee#theology#bookhistory#librariesofinstagram#rarebooks#bookstagram#canon600D#libros#oldbooks#anglican#bible#bibliophile#instabooks#instagood#book#libro#bookphotography#canon ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
New exhibition! Time for a party. [See original post for slide show]
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Standing room only last evening at our opening of “Radiant with Color & Art: McLoughlin Brothers and the Business of Picture Books” @grolierclub in New York. The show will be open and is free to the public through February 3, 2018. Swipe for some case shots and details! #mcloughlinbros#grolierclub#bookhistory#childrensliterature#partyinthelibrary