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  1. Strawberry Hill forever…

    Click on the image for an enlarged view The recent exhibition at the V&A, Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill, reminds us that one of the Library’s most important manuscripts is...

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  2. Ex Libris: Bookplates at Chetham’s

    Bookplate collecting is a serious business. There is a plethora of collections and collectors lurking in private and in the public domain and, it seems, an entire world devoted to...

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  3. Up in the air

    Senior Librarian Fergus Wilde recently took the opportunity to enjoy the view from a platform sixty feet above Chetham’s medieval buildings. The on-site arrival of a cherry picker for the...

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  4. An eighteenth-century scandal

    This extremely rare, possibly unique, example of local print culture was bought from the bookseller Christian White of Modern First Editions, Ilkley. The work shows that the fascination for celebrity...

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