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Rachel, 3rd Year

Highlights from the Collections

Rare Books and Mss

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Historiated initial from the earliest printed book in the College Library, Cicero’s De officiis, Mainz. 1465 (Mss 5.3.11)

Believed to have been illuminated for Prince Arthur, eldest son of Henry VII. Printed on vellum.

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Astronomica, 15th century, ex dono Thomas Leigh, 1667

‘Putheus, a group of demons surrounding a large head’

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Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers, 15th century, ex dono Samuel Starling

The philosopher Diogenes pictured with his cask.

Abp William Sancroft Collection

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The book intytulyd the art of good lywyng & good deyng, Paris, 1503 (S.9.2.51)

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Book of Hours, printed by Wynkyn de Worde, c.1520.

Ms annotation by William Sancroft on the remains of the title-page records that the book was found under the Dean’s Stall in Old St Paul’s Cathedral in 1667 after the Fire of London. Sancroft was Dean of St Paul’s 1664-1678.

Graham Watson Collection

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‘Sir Walter Mildmay’, R. Ackermann, A history of the University of Cambridge …, vol. 2, London, 1815 (GI.R1.4)

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‘Interior of Chapel, Emmanuel College, Cambridge’, R. Ackermann, A history of the University of Cambridge, vol. 2, London, 1815 (GI.R1.4)

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L. S. Costello, The falls, lakes, and mountains, of North Wales, London, 1845

Cosway binding.

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Henry Curtis, Beauties of the rose …, vol. 2, Bristol, 1853 (GI.R1.7)

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‘MacDonald of the Isles’, James Logan, The clans of the Scottish Highlands …, vol.1, London, 1845

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Port Eliot, H. Repton, Observations on the theory and practice of landscape gardening …, London, 1803 (GI.R1.2)

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