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  1. The Manicule: A Remnant of Readers Past

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57312771 Between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries, the manicule was one of the most common symbols inscribed by readers in the margins of manuscripts and inserted …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/09/11/the-manicule-a-remnant-of-readers-past

  2. Some Fascinating Early Woodcuts of Women from Boccaccio’s De Claris Mulieribus

    De Claris Mulieribus, or De Mulieribus Claris, translated as ‘Concerning Famous Women’, by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), is a prime example of one of the treasures contained …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/09/07/some-fascinating-early-woodcuts-of-women-from-boccaccios-de-claris-mulieribus

  3. Bound in History – Never Judge a Book By Its Cover…Or Its Spine

    Following the invention of the printing press, bookbinders in the 15th to 18th centuries cut up and recycled earlier handwritten manuscripts from the Middle Ages.[i] Take, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/09/05/bound-in-history-never-judge-a-book-by-its-coveror-its-spine

  4. Apollo Transformed: exploring connections between the collections

    From cuneiform tablets to Renaissance and Baroque prints, thousands of gems are nestled in the University of Melbourne. Many of these historically charged yet often whimsical …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/09/04/apollo-transformed-exploring-connections-between-the-collections

  5. Finding Dürer’s Perspective

    In the early 16th century Nuremberg-born artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) changed the landscape of his artistic practise – literally. Taking his cue from Leon Battista Alberti (1404 …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/08/13/finding-durers-perspective