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Rare Book on English Gardening Stolen from the NY Book Fair

Stolen in New York The following book is missing, presumed stolen, from NY Book Fair, March 13, 2017. STEELE [RICHARD]. An Essay upon Gardening, Containing a Catalogue of Exotic Planes for the Stoves and Green-Houses of the British Gardens… York: … Continue reading

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Boston Public Library Repatriates Historical Artifacts to Italy

In partnership with Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Attorney’s Office, BPL returns three items to Italy by rlavery Today Boston Public Library announced the return of three items from its Special Collections to the State Archives of Venice, Italy and … Continue reading

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It WAS National Library Week last week

A History of US Public Libraries “Rockingham County Library bookmobile and children,” North Carolina, 1955. Courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources via North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. For many Americans, their fondest memories revolve around a library … Continue reading

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A recent rare book acquisition by the University Libraries’ Special Collections

The Special Collections and University Archives department of the University Libraries’ was fortunate to acquire recently a remarkable rare book for the William J. Haggerty Collection of French Colonial History:  Des colonies; particulièrement de la Guyane française.  It was written by … Continue reading

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Digitizing history: 82,000-manuscript collection Vatican Library goes online

Project to open rare and valuable collection to the world is finally up and running. People gather in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican during Pope Francis’ weekly general audience on May 1.  (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)   By Lesley Ciarula … Continue reading

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How 18-year-old engineering students saved U of T’s rarest books

Group of students came up with fix for dampness seeping through library walls By Kate McGillivray, CBC News Posted: Feb 06, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 06, 2017 7:38 AM ET             Yewon Son … Continue reading

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New Dead Sea Scroll Discovered

Archeologists in Israel discovered a 12th cave they believe once housed the Dead Sea Scrolls after finding historical artifacts proving they had been stored there. If they are right, it would be the latest “scroll cave” discovered in over 60 … Continue reading

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Check your attics for possible treasures! Long lost photographs of the Titanic indicate a coal fire may have helped sink the ship.

Coal Fire, Not Just Iceberg, Doomed the Titanic, a Journalist Claims By Dan Bilefsky  January 3, 2017 The Titanic leaving Southampton, England, on its ill-fated voyage on April 10, 1912.  Credit  Southampton City Council, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — … Continue reading

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Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos is the November 2016 Book of the Month

  NICHOLAS OF LYRA, Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos (Literal Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews) Special Collections in the Bartle Library, is celebrating a new acquisition: a 14th-century manuscript of Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla litteralis super epistolam … Continue reading

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Celebrating CEMERS Golden Anniversary with the Book of the Month

The Ellesmere Chaucer is the October Book of the Month in honor of  the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies’ (CEMERS) 50th Anniversary The Ellesmere Chaucer reproduced in facsimile.  Manchester : The University Press, 1911.  Call number:  Z 1152 .C496, v.1-2. … Continue reading

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