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T.S. Eliot: Poet and President

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We join Helen O’Neill for the last time before Christmas as she opens the final window on the Library’s archive advent calendar. I reserved the last window on our archive advent calendar for one of the greatest poets of the English language: T.S. Eliot. A London Library member from 1918 and the Library’s President between…

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The Treasures of the German Collection

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By Michael Schmalholz, London Library German Language Collection Specialist, and Anna Vlasova, Retrospective Cataloguer. From its foundation in 1841, the London Library has aimed to maintain a representative collection of literature in all major European languages and German language books have been extensively collected from the beginning. Thomas Carlyle, the founder of the London Library,…

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Crabs, angels and conflict – new year, new books!

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As we all get into the swing of the new year, our Acquisitions Assistant has been hard at work ordering new titles to fascinate and inspire members in 2013.  In the latest installment of her regular blog, Rhiannon tells us about the fascinating titles crossing her desk. I hope this won’t be an indication of…

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Books, glorious books…

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Our industrious Acquisitions Assistant, Rhiannon highlights some of the new books that now grace the Library shelves, including approximately 900 volumes donated by generous members, authors and publishers and some of the numerous titles that have been added to the rapidly growing Art collection… It’s been a while since my last blog entry, during which…

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Building a fort of books

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Our busy Acquisitions Assistant, Rhiannon highlights some new books on sport and the city of London arriving on The London Library shelves this month, just in time for the Olympic celebrations… There has been a huge amount of book ordering recently, including 225 new English titles on order this week alone! I suspect that I…

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New Year, New Books!

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Rhiannon, our busy Acquisitions Assistant, kicks off 2012 with an update on all the lovely new books crossing her desk on their way to the stacks. Now that the Christmas and New Year break are firmly behind us, here in Acquisitions we have pretty much caught up with all of our book ordering. This means…

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'Comparative Eskimo Dictionary' and other new books!

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Acquisitions calling! Welcome to my second blog entry, which lists some of the more interesting and unusual titles that have been purchased by the Library in the last few weeks. I have recently placed on order a large selection of books from the Oxford University Press, October-December 2011, New Titles catalogue. These have all been…

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Acquisitions (or ‘lovely new books’!)

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Hello from Acquisitions! This will be a regular blog post to let you know about some of the more interesting – as well as odd and obscure – titles being added to The London Library’s collection. If you’d like to see all the new books we acquire each month, you can browse the relevant section…

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