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Library Snapshot on Friday

May 18, 2012

As a library assistant in a cataloguing department of Special Collections I come across some gems.  This weekend I am helping at a special event called; Museums at Night: Poetry Night at MERL. So today I retrieved the books that we will display; for example Year of Birds by Iris Murdoch with engravings by Reynolds Stone.

So I was pleased to find some lovely images that I will share on a Friday and will continue to add in the coming weeks.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2014 7:43 am

    Reblogged this on Living, Libraries and [Dead] Languages and commented:

    This was the very first Snapshot from the Library and the beginning of a weekly slot for nearly 2 years that doesn’t seem possible ….

  2. February 15, 2014 12:34 am

    I like coming across older books, with illustrations, especially wood cuts and engravings!

    • February 15, 2014 6:55 am

      I am in a prime situation; I don’t have to go far. However I enjoy looking at contemporary illustrators which have not reached ‘Special Collections’ using new techniques and wonder …

      • February 15, 2014 1:36 pm

        There are a lot of contemporary children’s books with creative illustrations. They shouldn’t be considered just for children.

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