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Category Archives: Rare Books
From 2nd January 2016 Brighton and Hove Libraries will be opening it’s own eBay shop! We will be selling all sorts of items from all corners of the library including rare and interesting reference books from deleted stock, some of which are … Continue reading
I wanted to let you know about our special sale of framed prints, postcards and Christmas cards, using images taken from our rare book collections. It will be taking place this Saturday, 12th December, 10.00-5.00, in the Foyer of Jubilee Library. … Continue reading
Come and join us at Hove Library on the 15th December when St Andrew’s school choir will be singing a selection of popular Christmas Carols. There is still time to see the CURIOUS V Rare Books & Special Collections Exhibition. This is … Continue reading
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
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
ROBERT BROWNING, 1812-1889 A Display celebrating 200 years of ROBERT BROWNING In Rare Books and Special Collections, Tony Miller Reading Room, Upper Floor, Jubilee Library 1st June – End of September, 2012 Jubilee Library is fortunate to have part … Continue reading
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
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
Our Rare Books collection houses some 45,000 items, mostly published before 1851, comprising a number of donated collections and individual gifts, in addition to books purchased by the Library itself. A special membership is needed to view the books, but … Continue reading
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee … Continue reading