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The Library's ever-busy Mechanical Curator suggested this for the weekend. Good for keeping the 'blood cool and the brain clear'. Enjoy the rest of the book here. (Image from ‘Appletons’ Illustrated Hand-Book of American Cities … With outlines of through...
Last week Thursday the Dutch Centre screened the film ‘Michiel de Ruyter’, or ‘Admiral’ in the English version, about the 17th Century admiral Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, the Dutch Horatio Nelson. Michiel de Ruyter portrait. Painting by Ferdinant Bol 1667...
On Monday 28 September the media was full of reports and images of the so-called ‘blood moon’ seen in the early hours, caused by a full lunar eclipse. This phenomenon was also described in a nineteenth-century Thai manuscript held in...
Today is the anniversary of Sir Edwin Landseer’s (1802-1873) death. One individual who, perhaps, might perhaps not have mourned Landseer’s earthly departure was his one-time friend and colleague, the engraver Charles George Lewis (1808-1880). Landseer was good friends with Lewis’s...