Museum legs

(Photo credit: Hol Art Books) (Image above shows an illustration of someone lying down in a museum underneath a picture frame, with the title of the book, Museum legs and the authors name) Why do people get bored and tired in art museums and why does that matter? That is the question Amy Whitaker investigates […]

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A recent acquisition: ‘A dramatic dialogue between the King of France and the Pretender’

Earlier this year we bought a 12-page pamphlet containing the poem ‘A dramatic dialogue between the King of France and the Pretender’ (Shelfmark: RB.m.701). The work was printed in London in 1746. Interestingly, it is not recorded in David F. Foxon’s ‘English verse, 1701-1750 a catalogue of separately printed poems with notes on contemporary collected editions’ (London: Cambridge […]

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The first Scottish printed Bible

Page from the Bassandyne Bible Today is the last day of our Reformation display, and for a final post I would like to write about the first Bible printed in Scotland, generally called the Bassandyne Bible, after its printer Thomas Bassandyne. Bibles certainly circulated in Scotland before the Bassandyne Bible was published – printed editions […]

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