Rare books

by Sean Smith, Researcher at our “Palace to Procrastination” Lawyers and the legal profession, where would we be without them? If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t have Dickens’ Bleak House and the interminable case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce. We wouldn’t have the on-going, lengthy and costly tribunals and we wouldn’t have the colourful carnival [...]

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by Aoife O Connor, co-curator of Particles of the Past exhibition In deciding what to put into our Discover: Particles of the Past exhibition for Dublin City of Science 2012, Robert Boyle was top of the list. We have an excellent collection of his published works and he’s a well known and important figure in [...]

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by Elodie Leveque & Louise O’Connor, Conservation Conservators love knowing how a book was put together, and recently, we had the opportunity to examine a very interesting item. Despite being in good condition, the book needed some minor conservation treatment. But first, by closely examining the binding and the inner structure normally hidden from our [...]

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