WelcomeWelcome to the Chapel Hill Rare Book Blog!
TagsAfrican-American literature American imprints artists' books Aubrey Beardsley Banned books Black History Month cabinets of curiosities calendars caricature Christina Moody Chronicles of Empire Civil Wars Early Modern early printed books encyclopedias English literature Feminism French literature google Hanes Foundation Hispanic Heritage Month History of the Book incunabula Irish literature James Joyce Julia Margaret Cameron knowledge Latin American literature love Maya Meaningful Marks Exhibition millionth volumes Natural history books poetry publishers' bindings Rooms of Wonder Scientific Illustration Shakespeare Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Stuart Collection Victor Montejo W. B. Yeats weather William Wordsworth Yucatec Maya Summer Institute
Monthly Archives: December 2013
Tonight’s the night for making toasts, and so we turn to a rare chapbook in the RBC for some ideas. Alas, many phrases from The Toast Master’s Companion don’t work, written as they were for Great Britain in the early 19th … Continue reading
In 1802, the great American printer Isaiah Thomas retired from business to write his landmark book The History of Printing in America (1810). At that time, he handed over his firm to his son of the same name. The latter … Continue reading
The Cambridge University Library has just mounted Printing Colour in Tudor England, a display informed by the research of Munby Fellow of Bibliography Dr. Elizabeth Upper. The exhibition traces the history of color printing in England from its earliest example, the … Continue reading
The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5 at the age of 95. We pay special tribute to him here by examining a unique object in the Rare Book Collection: a beadwork Zulu love … Continue reading