Rare Book Round Up – Illustrious Illustrations

Each week our Collections Manager Rhian, brings you our ‘Rare Book of the Week’ on our social media accounts, too good to be lost in the daily deluge of tweets and Instagrams we wanted to bring you a round-up of some of our favourites. This week it’s the turn our beloved illustrated beauties. We’ll begin…

Beautiful Bindings – A Record of the Black Prince

Welcome to our new feature series ‘Beautiful Bindings’ where we dig out treasures from the library stacks to show you just how elaborate the art of book binding has been throughout the years. Today’s item is A Record of the Black Prince by Noel Henry Humphreys, 1849. The intricate book cover has been created using…