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  1. Why Satyrs Won’t Eat Soup

    Satyrs, or hybrid beings who are part-human and part-goat, are famed for their love of wine and bawdy behaviour. Marcantonio Raimondi’s Bacchanal (1510-27) derived from an …


  2. A Rare Example: Diana Scultori (Mantovana) 16th-Century Female Engraver

    [The following post was written by Amelia Saward, student intern, Print Collection] In sixteenth century Italy most women were confined to the social sphere. A female’s …


  3. Strange Scenes Identified in the Baillieu Library Print Collection

    ‘Unidentified. Series of twenty seven engravings from a book/ copper engravings – Dutch – ? 1650-1700 good impressions.’ This is what Dr Orde Poynton wrote in …


  4. A Small World of Bookplates

    In 1996 the Baillieu Library showcased its small but captivating holdings of bookplates with the exhibition The Age of Ex Libris.[1] The exhibition focused on the …


  5. Illustrating Daily Life in Seventeenth-Century Oxford

    A few months ago, Special Collections acquired the 1675 first edition of David Loggan’s Oxonina illustrata at the 2014 Melbourne Antiquarian Book Fair.[1] The book consists …


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