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Meet a book artist: Thomasina Taylor

Special Collections recently acquired several miniature books published by Thomasina Taylor, a Utah County-based printer and bookbinder, for our Fine Press Collection. As an undergraduate, Taylor worked as a student employee in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Her experiences sparked an interest in books which led her to pursue a joint Master’s of Library Science/Master’s …

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Victorian Book(s) of the Month: Easter edition

In celebration of Easter, this month’s post highlights a few Bibles and Books of Common Prayer (the service book for the Church of England) found in our Victorian Collection. Can you imagine using one of these at church? Bible (Oxford University Press, 1855). With 288 woodcut illustrations. Victorian Collection 220.52 B47 1855 Book of Common …

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VBM 3: Poetry of the season

November’s Victorian Book of the Month is Samuel Collinson’s poetry collection Autumn Leaves (1869). Collinson was a minor 19th century poet who made his career as a chemist (or pharmacist) in the East Midlands city of Nottingham. Autumn Leaves and his other book of poetry, Richard’s Tower: an Idyll of Nottingham Castle (1876), were both …

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VBM 2: Going Gothic, and in 3-D

October’s Victorian Book of the Month is The Miracles of Our Lord, an 1848 book with a papier-mâché binding. The book is an example of artwork from the Victorian Gothic Revival and is meant to imitate a medieval manuscript – in fact, the book states that the cover was inspired by a 12th century ivory …

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