Monthly Archives: July 2011

St Paul’s Cathedral Library

The Great Fire of 1616 destroyed almost the entire collection owned by the cathedral at that time.  Only ten books and three manuscripts survived the fire, including the appropriate psalter and a more unrelated volume of Avicenna.  Lists dating from 1313 offer … Continue reading

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Weekend Adventures in London

My first efforts at blogging are likely to be somewhat awkward, but I shall do my best.  I am a formal writer by nature, so giving my casual opinion (which I can hardly imagine anyone finding of interest) on matters … Continue reading

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