Posted under Rare Books

  1. Frozen voices from the past: Captain Horatio Austin’s Log of the HMS Resolute and the first traces of the lost Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin

    Generously supported by donations to the University of Melbourne’s Annual Appeal, access to hidden treasures in the Rare Books Collection is being enhanced using digital technologies… Situation of …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/05/29/frozen-voices-from-the-past-captain-horatio-austins-log-of-the-hms-resolute-and-the-first-traces-of-the-lost-arctic-expedition-of-sir-john-franklin

  2. Assembly, dismemberment, digital reassembly: the fascinating 600 year life story of a medieval book of hours

    Fresh contributions to the understanding of objects in the Rare Books Collection are always welcome, especially ones which offer tantalizing new insights and interpretations.  Karen Winslow, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/04/13/assembly-dismemberment-digital-reassembly-the-fascinating-600-year-life-story-of-a-medieval-book-of-hours

  3. Wyverns, gryphons and acorns amidst the foliage: two rare early 16th century bindings by Nicholas Spierinck uncovered in the Rare Books Collection

    What makes working with rare books so intriguing is the opportunity it delivers to follow a trail of clues – Sherlock Holmes-like – to trace an …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/03/21/wyverns-gryphons-and-acorns-amidst-the-foliage-two-rare-early-16th-century-bindings-by-nicholas-spierinck-uncovered-in-the-rare-books-collection

  4. Unexpected romance in the Baillieu Library: Dulcie Hollyock, librarian by day, writer of love stories by night

    Next time you attend one of the talks or displays regularly hosted in the Dulcie Hollyock Room in the University of Melbourne Library, you may be …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/02/13/unexpected-romance-in-the-baillieu-library-dulcie-hollyock-librarian-by-day-writer-of-love-stories-by-night

  5. Wombat, wombach, whom-batt wonder: early scientific ‘trafficking’ of marsupalia to Europe

    The unique fauna of Australia intrigued, bemused and excited the imagination of their European ‘discovers’ from the moment of the first animal sightings in the late …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2016/12/13/wombat-wombach-whom-batt-wonder-early-scientific-trafficking-of-marsupalia-to-europe

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