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  1. Cleaning the English Rare Book Collection

    A team of four conservators from the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation recently completed comprehensive cleaning of the English Rare Book Collection at the Baillieu …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/05/29/cleaning-the-english-rare-book-collection

  2. Facing The Dragon Arum

    The Dragon Arum or Dracunculus vulgaris (1801), a striking mezzotint illustration, was added to the collection by Rare Books in 2017 and is currently on prominent display …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/04/19/facing-the-dragon-arum

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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