"The Light Princess" by Victorian writer George MacDonald plays on the many meanings of lightness and weightiness. A parody of Sleeping Beauty that delights in puns and word play, this 19th century literary fairy tale also has a more serious side as a reflection on the role of sorrow and grief in emotional maturity.
This Wednesday's watermark feature: lion motifs in watermarked papers from the Islamic Manuscripts Collection.
The University of Michigan presents a new online exhibit: The Reflection of Technology in Brewing. This exhibit focuses on the swift changes that the brewing industry underwent from the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
'Sammelband' is a German term meaning 'anthology', which, in a general sense, bibliographers often employ to describe a bound volume that contains a group of separately published works. Our featured sammelband volume also includes handwritten inscriptions revealing a fascinating provenance story.
This Wednesday's watermark feature is a banner one: watermark in Isl. Ms. 410 (copied in 1487), another of the earliest manuscripts on watermarked paper in our Islamic Manuscripts Collection.
A 5+ year digitization project resulting in over 2,000 social protest images is now accessible to the world.
Each June, the nonprofit waterway protection and restoration group American Rivers sponsors National Rivers Month to spotlight the more than 250,000 rivers and streams throughout the U.S. Approaching the celebration from a literary angle, today's post shares 18th and 19th century descriptions of river journeys. Read on to see America’s rivers through the eyes of John Bartram, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain.
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