Category Archives: Rare Book Spotlight

Rare Books And Special Collections Exhibition At Jubilee Library

Curious IV   This is the fourth exhibition showcasing some of the important and fascinating works held in Rare Books and Special Collections.           Where? The Tony Miller Reading Room, Upper Floor, Jubilee Library, Brighton   … Continue reading

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Burns Night – 25th January

Robert Burns, Born Jan. 25, 1759, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scot. Died July 21, 1796, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire Robert Burns, Scottish poet and writer of traditional folk songs. He became a popular legend during his lifetime. His work, written in the Scottish vernacular, … Continue reading

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Rare Book Spotlight – Image: Poodle and Bulldog

This is an interesting image depicting two dogs from opposite ends of the image spectrum. The book was published in 1840 and shows the two dog breeds looking quite unlike the pedigrees that you might see today. Early books about dogs such … Continue reading

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Rare Book Spotlight: Captain Cook – Cloth – 1787

Specimen 15 in this book is material from the garment that was required to be worn during a human sacrifice. The original accounts of Captain Cook’s three voyages, are some of the greatest adventures ever printed. The narrative of the … Continue reading

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