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Friday Library Snapshot …

May 23, 2014

This week has been busy in  Special Collections; I have a few dead lines and some balls in the air! So playing at being a researcher rather than doing my ‘proper’ job was not an option.  I did collect some interesting items for a reader (some requests although not many are not so interesting) But time was not on my side, so I could only take a peek at one book, published in 1900; called the Square book of animals with rhymes by Arthur Waugh and illustrations by William Nicholson.  This particular copy was presented to Reading University Library by Professor Seaby and contains a note on the printing method used for this edition of the book written by Allen W. Seaby.

I was unable to look closely at the item but impressed by the images; went home and found a reproduction on Amazon for a fraction of the cost of the original. Not perfect by any means but at least I have access to the real thing when the workload slackens.

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