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Saved from Islamists, Timbuktu's manuscripts face new threat
The evacuation of the Timbuktu manuscripts was led by local librarian Abdel Kader Haidra and U.S. based book preservation expert Stephanie Diakité, who recruited local citizens and couriers to help them move more than 1,000 trunks of ...
Süleymaniye book hospital saves damaged manuscripts
The library presently has more than 74,000 manuscripts and printed books. It was reorganized in 1927 at the madrasas of the Süleymaniye Mosque complex (kulliya). The nucleus of the library was the old library established by Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the ...
12 Tales of Book Thievery
Greed, desperation, and delusion have compelled ordinary citizens and literary insiders to snatch rare books and manuscripts for dubious purposes. Most of these stories about stolen titles read like a gripping thriller, but the following tales of book ...
Doodles by Lewis Carroll: Handwritten Manuscript Pages From Classic Books
They're even, increasingly, read on computers. In such a climate, it's even easier to be fascinated by the handwritten drafts and original manuscripts of classic literature, from which much can be inferred via handwriting, paper choice, and strength of pen ...
Eclectic Rarities Across The Board Shown At New York Book Fair
“We sold primarily historical manuscript/autograph material, including several albums of American Civil War autographs. We also brought several antiques ... Vienna, Va., created a select booth of children’s books and original illustration art.
The Curator's Eye Features Rare American Books and Manuscripts
an offering of rare books and manuscripts including notable items from the United States. As part of its continuous online exhibition of the finest art and antiques from distinguished dealers across the globe, The Curator’s Eye (http://www.CuratorsEye ...