Wrapped in Newspaper, or, an Experimental Binding for Robert Boyle’s Experiments

By Hanna de Lange | The Latin trade has long been considered a one-way-street: books in Latin were imported in England, mainly the classics. It rings true that publications printed on the British Isles were overwhelmingly in English and catered to the local market. But more than once authors and publishers sought readers and trading […]

Wenceslaus Hollar and the Great Fire of London

By Graeme Kemp | Over the last few months, the Universal Short Title Catalogue welcomed a number of new libraries to our heritage program – Preserving the World’s Rarest Books. One of our recent partners is Armagh Robinson Library, the oldest public library in Northern Ireland. The library was founded in 1771 by Archbishop Richard […]