Category Archives: Rare Books

Folklore Thursday 11/01/2018

Tweet As collections of European folk songs and poems, books on Nursery Rhymes became popular during the golden age of children’s literature in the mid-nineteenth century but many of the rhymes themselves are much older. Full of working-class imagery and … Continue reading

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DMUglobal in New York 2018

Tweet As hundreds of staff and students went on #dmuglobal’s second trip to New York  despite the disruptive weather bomb and the cancellation of many flights — and for all those that didn’t make it we’re pleased to know that a … Continue reading

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Closed for the Holidays: Happy Christmas 2017

Tweet Special Collections will be closed from 5pm on  21st December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018! So, signing off with this gorgeous front cover of the Xmas edition of the Illustrated London News, 1906. Happy Christmas … Continue reading

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A Christmas Nursery Rhyme

Tweet As #Folkore Thursday finished for the year last week we thought we’d make our own up today, a folklore Wednesday if you will (not wanting to encroach on anyone’s patch), finding one more opportunity to rave about our folkloric … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 14/12/2017

Tweet #Winter Folklore With so many beautiful winter and Christmas-themed books and illustrations to choose from for #Folklore Thursday this week we finally decided on these two because of their strong folkloric connections: First, this gorgeous 1881 children’s book, illustrated … Continue reading

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Public School Stories

Tweet This week marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter story, as author JK Rowling noted: The world of Harry Potter centres around the adventures of a young wizard while at a boarding school for … Continue reading

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