Tag Archives: rare books

A new facsimile room

It is now official; the annexe microfilm reading room has become a closed access store for historical collections, whilst our brand new “facsimile room” -soon the be officialy named- is in use. We are still in process of arranging the … Continue reading

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Music collectors : Frederick Booth

How does a score end up in the UL? They arrive here in many different ways. Some are bought, some arrive via Legal deposit, others are given to us. Of the items that are donations, some are gifts from a kindly … Continue reading

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Arnold and the thorough-bass

In the context of the Shelf Lives exhibition, the music collections are putting some music collectors in the spotlight, both in the form of physical exhibitions and through blog posts. One of these collectors is Franck Thomas Arnold (1861-1940), who … Continue reading

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Rare and unbound

One of the less well known sides of the Pendlebury Library collections is undoubtedly its rare books room. A few years ago, a temporary lecturer accidentally put a rare book on a reading list but since then things have gone … Continue reading

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Music and Dance Reference

October has been a month of library tours and research skills sessions. It’s always a challenge to provide the most relevant information in a concise format and to resist the temptation to go into too much detail about the many … Continue reading

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