Archive: 2022

  1. Poetry in the Margins

    Poetry in the Margins: A Marian Missal Annotated by Lawrence Langley We’re delighted to be able to publish a first post here by Ellen Werner, who has joined us to...

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  2. The Blavatnik Honresfield Library

    We recently received a donation of books and archival material from the Blavatnik Honresfield Library through the kindness of the Friends of the National Libraries. The FNL successfully raised £15 million...

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  3. The Medals Of The Sun King

    Inspired by the recent anniversary of the death of Louis XIV, we investigated our two editions of  the Médailles sur les principaux événements du règne de Louis le Grand, avec...

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  4. Who’s got the better Flea?

    Out for photography this week was the Micrographia Nova of Johann Franz Griendel von Ach (1631-1687), a small quarto response to the ground-breaking Micrographia by Robert Hooke (1635-1703), one of...

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  5. The Kingdom and People of Siam

    On the desk today is a lovely three volume set of The Kingdom and People of Siam (1857), with a foreword by King Mongkut. These books were composed by Sir John Bowring,...

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  6. Instruction With Delight

    As well as a vast collection of rare and academic works the library is home to a small collection of children’s stories and fairytales. In a change of pace for...

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  7. Eleazar Albin

    Recently we had an enquiry about a book that used to be part of our collection; A Natural History of Birds (1731–38) by Eleazar Albin. The work features over 300...

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  8. Reading in the Library: Swati Joshi

    We thought we would share with you the experience of one of our researchers Swati Joshi who visited the library as both a reader and tourist, Swati is a PhD...

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  9. Robert Bolton

    Today (25 May) is the anniversary of the birth of Robert Bolton, a man of whom we are often reminded by the presence in Chetham’s Audit Room of a small...

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