18 06, 2020

Carnegie Library Thefts: Latest Updates

By |2020-08-06T15:47:57+00:00June 18, 2020|News|0 Comments

It began in 2017. Became public in 2018. Over 300 books, maps and manuscripts from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, PA were missing.  What turned out to be a 25 year venture between two men came to light.  Discovered during an insurance audit. We have been sharing information as we [...]

16 06, 2020

2500 Islamic Manuscripts to be Digitized

By |2020-06-15T20:32:27+00:00June 16, 2020|News|0 Comments

Over the next three years, The National Library of Israel is making more than 2,500 rare Islamic manuscripts from its Islam and Middle East Collection freely available online. These manuscripts span the ninth through 20th centuries.  The texts feature items from royal Mamluk, Mughal and Ottoman libraries. Also, the online [...]

5 06, 2020

Women of Ancient Rome: Reading & Writing

By |2020-06-04T15:23:08+00:00June 5, 2020|News|0 Comments

Evidence continues to surface indicating some women in ancient Rome could read and write.  Historically, the belief is that many of the elite men in ancient Rome learned to read and often to write. It was not the domain of women.  New research and discoveries challenge that assumption. Educated female [...]

3 06, 2020

Digest – June 2020

By |2020-06-03T15:19:20+00:00June 3, 2020|MS Digest|0 Comments

Manuscript Digest – June 2020 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more. […]

30 05, 2020

Thomas Paine – A Search

By |2020-05-30T13:30:44+00:00May 30, 2020|News|0 Comments

"These are the times that try all men's souls..." Thomas Paine [The American Crisis, 19 Dec. 1776] The OFFICIAL COLLECTED WORKS OF THOMAS PAINE Project is looking for manuscript Thomas Paine correspondence held in private hands. This Project is led by leading Paine scholars in Europe and America. Do you [...]

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