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April 2017 Monthly Archives

Five Centuries of Provenance: The Spoils of War at The London Library

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As we reflect on the commemorations of World War I which began 100 years ago this month, The London Library’s Head of Bibliographic Services Dunia Garcia-Ontiveros explores the fascinating, turbulent five-century history of a rare volume in the Library’s collections that has literally been ‘in the wars’. Adapted from an article originally written for History Today. Books often…

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A Tolstoyan at The London Library

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By Claudia Ricci, Russian Acquisitions and Cataloguing at The London Library. The longest serving Librarian (1893-1940) of The London Library, Sir Charles Hagberg Wright, was a distinguished Victorian polymath, who left a long lasting legacy in the history of the Library, its building and its collections. He was also an active member of the social and…

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A Taste for the Exotic at The London Library

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With holiday season well and truly underway, our Head of Bibliographic Services Dunia Garcia-Ontiveros heads to exotic climes to explore three important, first-hand tales of travel from the 16th century housed in the Library. Adapted from an article originally written for History Today. Three books at The London Library are proof that voyage narratives were…

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