Happy Thanksgiving from EMS at CGU! Here’s an exciting little treat to get your holiday started right: there are now 233 known first folios! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/arts/shakespeare-folio-discovered-in-france-.html?emc=eta1&_r=0
Check out this video on UVA’s Rare Book School summer program, aka “summer camp for book nerds”! http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/08/28/u-va-s-rare-book-school-a-summer-camp-for-book-nerds/
Congratulations to everyone who’s done with finals, and to our most recent graduates! EMS blog posts will resume in September. Until then, have a wonderful summer, and check out this website for The Great Parchment Book. It’s a survey of Irish lands held by the City of London, dated 1639. The pages are badly crumpled… Read More Witte and Whimsy: The Great Parchment Book
Click here for a great article on the very powerful noblewoman who almost ruined Shakespeare’s career! http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a0acf326-c4a3-11e3-b2fb-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2zLkfIGSu
Whilst doing her own research on EEBO, your trustie RA has found evidence that Batman did indeed exist in Early Modern England. Click HERE. Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent. Batman Vppon Bartholome His Booke De Proprietatibus Rerum, Newly Corrected, Enlarged and Amended: With Such Additions as Are Requisite, Vnto Euery Seuerall Booke: Taken Foorth of the… Read More Witte and Whimsy: Batman!
EMS wishes you a happy St. Valentines! Here’s a nice little love poem to books, from Francis Bacon’s “The Wisdom of the Ancients” (1619): To the Booke Rich mine of Art: Minnion of Mercury; True Truch-man of the mind of Mystery Inventions storehouse; Nymph of Helicon: Deepe moralist of Times tradition: Unto this Paragon of… Read More Witte and Whimsy: Happy Valentine’s Day!
Ever feel afraid to handle the precious books in Special Collections? Get some snappy advice directly from the year 1345, and find out how people used to read these now priceless books: http://askthepast.blogspot.se/2014/01/how-to-handle-books-1345.html Don’t be that “headstrong youth lazily lounging over his studies” . . . ~Courtesy of Dr. Ferrell