Durham Cathedral Library (@BedesBooks )

Durham Cathedral Library

Bio Home of Durham Cathedral Librarys outstanding collection of medieval manuscripts, early printed books, modern theological works and friendly librarians.
Location Durham, England
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TweetDeck : The coronation of George IV took place #OnThisDay in 1821. Here is Sir George Naylors sumptuous commemorative guide to the lavish event. It contains 42 beautifully hand-coloured aquatint plates.
#OTD #rarebooks

TweetDeck : On the copy-stand recently... a rare volume of music for the recorder published around 1705. This is the only known surviving copy of this volume in the UK. With a lovely marbled binding.
#earlymusic #rarebooks #digitisation

TweetDeck : This little instruction book for children, Reading Made Quite Easy, printed in 1800, includes tables with examples of different typefaces, letter shapes, vowels & consonants, diphthongs & triphthongs.
#typographytuesday #RareBooks #LibraryLife

TweetDeck : To mark #BastilleDay here is one of the great achievements of early urban #cartography. Published in 1739, this Plan of #Paris is extraordinarily accurate because the team who produced it had permission to enter every building in the city.
#OTD #OnThisDay #rarebooks

Twitter Web Client : Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, Christian humanist scholar, died #OnThisDay in 1536. Heres a rare first authorised edition of his work On the Writing of Letters, printed by Froben, Basel, 1522. The title page border was designed by Hans Holbein the Younger. #OTD #RareBooks

Twitter Web Client : This is certainly folklore, passed on by word of mouth, but it's also true, still within living memory, and still retold with a sense of awe.
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