For the love of Rare Books – October’s selection

For the love of Rare Books – October’s selection

This month’s Rare Book Display on the Mezzanine level of the University of Portsmouth’s Library has been curated by Emily who we are lucky to have as one of our Student Assistants. Emily has chosen a fascinating and eclectic range of books.  All are beautiful in their own way.  It was fantastic to have Emily’s choices that reflect her diverse interests. Its an eclectic collection – from beautiful portraits of society figures dressed in their finest, divinely bound books and the poetic writings of Oscar Wilde; to the caricatures of Punch and Judy and finally the macabre Hans Holbein.

Emily chose:

Old French colour-prints – Dodgson, Campbell

The Etchings of Charles Meryon – Dodgson, Campbell; Holme, Geoffrey

Punch and Judy –Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

Poems: Together with his ‘Lecture on the English Renaissance’ – Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

The Dance of Death – Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543

We have several display cases and boards that can be used by students and outside organisations to promote their work and interests. Please email us and we can help you put a display together and promote it for you.

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