Articles By: A Thorne

Extra, extra! See all about it: Extra-illustrated books at the Clark

Published: August 28, 2012

There are many elements that contribute to the value of a book as an object, encoding meaning outside of the text itself that can, nonetheless, be read. One artifactual element is illustration and, within the broad world of illustrated printed books, is a subset of copies that have had illustrations added to them after they…

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The Famous Aldine Edition of the First Numismatic Book

Published: August 24, 2012

From Clark Library Volunteer, Marvin Lessen The Roman Denarius silver coin bearing the dolphin and anchor emblem has become a symbol of the Aldus Manutius colophon device and served as the subject of Dr. Terry Belanger’s lecture “Parallel Lines Never Meet: Dolphins & Anchors & Aldus/ Book Historians & Numismatists & Roman Coins.” This coin,…

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Scholars gone Wilde: an NEH Summer Seminar at the Clark

Published: August 9, 2012

Earlier this summer, the Clark Library was graced with the presence of 16 new scholars under the direction of UCLA Professor of English and authority on Oscar Wilde, Joe Bristow.  These 17 minds were gathered together for a five-week long National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at the Clark Library entitled “Oscar Wilde and…

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"I’ll-bet-you-didn’t-know-it-was-at-the-Clark, part 1: an introduction to Mr. Tenniel"

Published: August 3, 2012

This week’s post is from Head Librarian, Gerald Cloud. After almost one year since joining the Clark, I have learned that there is a category of books and manuscripts here that might be placed under the heading: I’ll-bet-you-didn’t-know-it-was-at-the-Clark.  One of these items is an interesting letter that Mr. Clark himself purchased from the bookseller A….

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This summer’s exhibition: “Oscar Wilde in Translation”

Published: June 19, 2012

“Oscar Wilde in Translation” June 18-September 28, 2012 Curated by Gerald W. Cloud The summer exhibition opened at the Clark today, just in time for next week’s NEH Seminar (“Oscar Wilde and his Circle”). Measuring the reception of any author is a complicated matter.  What criteria should be used?  At the Clark, an early decision…

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A Party for Carol

Published: January 6, 2012

A few days before the holiday break, the Clark said goodbye to Carol Sommer, our Head of Reader Services.  Carol was with the Clark Library for the greater part of the last 30 years.  We will miss her a great deal, and wish her all the best in her upcoming adventures.  Here are a few…

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New Additions

Published: November 10, 2011

The Clark Library has slowly been moving into the digital age.  We recently ordered some wonderful new equipment that should bring our standards of digitization up to par, and perhaps beyond.  One of our new pieces is the item you see below, the Kaiser Kid Pro Copy stand.  It’s a small model copy stand for…

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Item of the Week: Barbier's books

Published: November 4, 2011

  Anyone running across an eighteenth century book with no author on the title page knows that one of the first places to check is in the Barbier catalog. This week’s featured item is the auction catalogue of Barbier’s personal library. Catalogue des livres de la bibliothéque de feu M. A.-A. Barbier, published in Paris by…

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Save the Date!

Published: August 16, 2011

Tuesday, Oct. 11 – All Things New: An Open House at the Clark Library Stop in to meet our new Director, Barbara Fuchs, and our new Head Librarian, Gerald Cloud, as well as view the newest exhibition, All Things New: Imperialism and Impact, curated by Rebecca Fenning Marschall and Nina Schneider. All Things New: Imperialism…

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