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The Ox Bindery was commissioned to rebind account books, guestbooks, staff wages, shares, cellar books, inventory and valuation ledgers, some dating back as far as 1869. We collected the books from the ‘little museum’ – which was an annex of … Read More
Sir Denis Mahon regularly consulted and collected travel guides over the course of his life and his collection contains a number of rare and informative texts. This display aims to showcase a selection of Italian travel guidebooks from the 16th … Read More
The Magna Carta or Great Charter is the foundation stone of the rule of law in the British Isles. It has provided the outline for modern democracies and has managed to remain relevant to the cause of human rights even … Read More
Gifted is the new name for the National Crafts and Design Fair; it runs this year for 6 days. (In the future, it will be extended to 10 days) As usual you will find us on the Balcony, stand B58 … Read More
‘You cannot write a history of bookbinding by just studying the decorated fine bindings as you cannot write a history on humanity by just studying the ascendancy.’Dr Nicholas Pickwoad Over the three centuries no comprehensive history of bookbinding has been … Read More
In the North Mayo town of Ballina, the local businessman Jackie Clarke was an avid collector of Irish historical material comprising over 100,000 items spanning 400 years. It contains several proclamations, newspapers hunger strike material and personal items from Leaders … Read More
The Kings Inn’s Library holds a magnificent collection of books and as a law library may suggest not always related to legal matters. One of these is this publication of Charles Darwin ‘On the Geology of South America’. ‘On the … Read More