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mcgill_rare on instagram - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 08:54
Wishing you a beautiful, breezy, #SummerFriday!⠀ ⠀ Gazette du bon ton : art, modes & frivolités. Paris : Aux Editions L. Vogel. Illustration from 1921, no. 2: Brise du large: robe de voyage de noce, de d'Oeuillet. Planche 16. ⠀ ⠀ RBSC Colgate Collection 9.1 G39 | More #ArtDeco on our website (link also in bio) http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/artdeco/index.php ⠀ #mcgillrarebooks #summerromance #gazettedubonton #travelclothes #1921

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:47
New archival fonds digitised! Rosalind Shirley Goodall was a medical illustrator in Montreal who produced many anatomical drawings for McGill physicians during the 1930s. Goodall studied medical illustration at Johns Hopkins in the late 1920s. | Unidentified colour illustration / Shirley Goodall, April 1935 | File P161-17, Shirley Goodall Fonds, P161. | #mcgillrarebooks #oslerlibrary #anatomy #archives #digitization #medicalillustration #fb @mcgillmed #mcgill

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:18
We're not quite sure we can call this #joyofGLAM, but it certainly is fascinating to find political content in our history of medicine collections. This colour cartoon uses a surgery scene as commentary on World War II. The lithograph depicts an operating room with surgeons wearing caps bearing different national flags. A surgeon wearing a cap with the American flag on it removes a "tumour" in the shape of a swastika from the patient, who wears the French flag. On the right, two tiny figures (one representing Hitler) watch from inside formaldehyde containers | La tumeur [colour lithograph], 1944. | Osler Library Prints Collection OPF001061 | #mcgillrarebooks #oslerlibrary #operatingroom #lithograph #worldwar2 #fb⠀

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:57
This volume contains two treatises that discuss the locust invasion of central Europe in the late 17th century. The #titlepage here is accompanied by wonderful bug woodcuts! | De locustis / Christian Prange of Nuremberg. Jena, 1693. | RBSC uncat | #mcgillrarebooks #titlepagetuesday #locust #17thcentury #fb

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:02
We love an unexpected #marbledmonday! This marbled pastedown precedes 33 photographs of 1940s manufacturing plants. With a stationer's ticket from Shaw & Brown. | Photograph album, Plant Photographs - Turcot, Dominion, Longue Pointe, Point St. Charles. Canadian Car and Foundry Company Collection RBSC MSG 1080, series 1, part 6 | #mcgillrarebooks #specialcollections #booksellersticket #decorativepaper #iglibraries #fb

8th Edition of Montreal Orientalys Festival (August 2-5, 2018)

McGill Islamic Studies Library's blog - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 07:37

The programme of the 8th edition of Montreal Orientalys Festival was just announced and is now available on their website:

For the past seven years, Orientalys has aimed at providing a platform to showcase North African, Middle Eastern, and South East Asian cultures and traditions in Quebec. The festival will take place in the Old Port of Montreal on Thursday August 2 from 6 to 11 p.m.,Friday  August 3 from 3 to 11 p.m.,Saturday  August 4 from 12 to 11 p.m.,Sunday  August 5 from 12 to 11 p.m.

The programme includes dancing performances and concerts, as well as a wide variety of interactive activities for children and/or adults (such as cooking and handicraft workshops). Orientalys is free and open to everyone.

For more information see: 

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:13
A little glimpse of #archivistlife on this Friday afternoon! These letters came to us as an accrual to the archival collection of John Bell, a physician practicing in Montreal during the 1860s and 1870s. This tidy bundle of personal correspondence likely represents a 19th-century filing system. | Osler Library Archives, John Bell Fonds P78 | #mcgillrarebooks #oslerlibrary #letterwriting #archives #brownpaperpackages #tiedupwithstrings

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:07
It seems only fitting that this catalogue for a bookbinding trade fair would also have a beautiful blue and gold publisher’s binding.⠀ ⠀ RBD MAIN Z121 K38 1886 | Katalog für die Fach-Ausstellung bei Gelegenheit des VII. Verbandstages des Bundes Deutscher Buchbinderinnungen abgehalten am 15-22 August 1886 im mittleren Schrannenpavillion zu München | München : Herausgegeben von der Buchbinder-Innung in Munchen, [1886]. #mcgillrarebooks #publishersbindingsthursday #clothbindings #bookbinding #fb

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:10
One #joyofGLAM we love involves discovering treasures in our own collections, like this oasis goatskin sampler.⠀ ⠀ #mcgillrarebooks #bookbinding #fb #iglibraries

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 17:21
Today's #typetuesday is the cover of a specimen book for Memphis/Girder type designed at the Stempel type foundry in Germany. This type was the first of an early 1930s square-serif style revival. Named Memphis when it was first cut, the type was distributed in the US under the name "Girder." | Girder / Continental Typefounders Association. New York, [1930] | "Specimen-book nr. 79. Production of the printing department of the D. Stempel type foundry. Typography: H. Thannhäuser." | RBSC Colgate Collection Colgate 3 S73 S73 G57 1930 | #mcgillrarebooks #colgatecollection #artdeco #typography #typedesign #fb

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:43
One of our medieval treasures in the digitization lab on this #manuscriptmonday! This codex includes two 15th-century manuscripts bound together, one a commentary on the Book of Job by Nicholas of Lyra and the second a medical treatise on the head | Postilla super librum Job [manuscript] / edita et compilata a magistro Nicholao de Lyra de ordine fratrum minorum ; Ad capillos denigrandos, Recipe nucum cortices virides. 1400s? | Osler Library B.O. 7586 | #mcgillrarebooks #medievalmanuscript #digitization #lasers #librariesofinstagram #fb

Summer Days…

The McLennan Post - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:09
…and the reading is easy! What do you read in the summer? Is summer the time for light literature? Is it your chance to catch up on unread classics and recent bestsellers? Or with more time off and longer days, … Continue reading →

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 21:03
Our terrific food studies intern, Colin, has set the bar for #foodfridays - today we were treated to aQuebec classic: pouding chômeur, a fluffy white cake batter baked over a hot brown sugar syrup. ⠀ ⠀ Learn more about Colin and his internship on our blog (also in bio) http://news.library.mcgill.ca/chocolate-around-the-clock-rbsc-cookbook-collection/⠀ ⠀ Benoît, Jehane, 1904-1987. Chocolate around the clock : chocolate and cocoa tested culinary treats / prepared by Jehane Patenaude. Montreal : Fry-Cadbury Ltd., [1941].⠀ TX767 C5 B45 1941 Rare Books/Special Collections - Cookbook Collection #mcgillrarebooks #jehanebenoit #chocolate #foodstudies #fb ⠀

The RBSC blog has moved!

We’ve moved our blog over to Library Matters, where we will be posting content alongside our McGill Library colleagues.

Reading Room of the Redpath Library in 1893. Photo: McGill Archives, PR037389

In September 2016, the McGill Library brought its four rare collection units—Rare Books & Special Collections, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, the Visual Art Collection, and Archives & Record Management—together under one umbrella. Together, the unified “ROAAr” group helps showcase the unique holdings within each of the four branches through cross-unit collaboration, strengthening and distinguishing our rich collections and the Library as a whole.

We hope you will continue to follow us over at Library Matters.

Categories: ROAAr

“Historiography of Early Modern Ottoman Europe” (HOE) Database

McGill Islamic Studies Library's blog - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:30

Bibliographical Database Historiography in Ottoman Europe (15th until 18th centuries)

The modern historiography practices in Western Europe is different from historiographical traditions in ancient world. These practices does not necessarily reflect nor acknowledge the existence of rich historiographical traditions. On the other hand Sources that formed the cultural frameworks of Ottoman Europe were mostly religious writings, however the polyglot historiography of that region sheds light to the secular part of writings, which are considered as important primary sources for social and cultural researches. Therefore the Bibliographical Database Historiography in Ottoman Europe (15th until 18th centuries)  HOE was launched by the Department of the History of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey and the University Library of the Ruhr-University in Bochum to fill the gap and to provide a comprehensive bibliography on the historiographic texts written in all languages of Ottoman Europe for the period of 1500 to 1800.

HOE database provides meta-data on various published and unpublished primary and secondary historiographical sources of Ottoman Europe (ex. chronicles, histories, hagiographies, inscriptions, maps…) which can be found under the “Main section” of the database. Information about particular collections and references, can be found under the “Tool section”. This database also offers information about content, manuscripts as well as author, title and edition of the materials. When available this information is linked to online resources too.

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 14:20
#tbt A window sign from the Saskatchewan doctors’ strike of 1962, which began July 1 and lasted 23 days. The strike, while unsuccessful, significantly tested the strength of the new Saskatchewan medical insurance program, the success of which ultimately led to the adoption of the Saskatchewan model across Canada | Window sign, from the records of Joseph Stratford while professor of surgery at the University Hospital of Saskatoon | Osler Library Archives Joseph Stratford Fonds, P184 (File 125, Item 15), 1962 | #mcgillrarebooks #oslerlibrary #archives #saskatchewan #otd #universalhealthcare #fb

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 16:58
Revelling in the #joyofGLAM today with these fancy 19th-century condiments, essences, and hair oils! This product catalogue from Montreal importer Henri Jonas & Co. has real labels pasted onto the illustrated bottles. Shout out to @rutgers_scua and @rarebkcat for such a fun challenge! | [Catalogue] / Henri Jonas & Co. Montreal, [between 1895 and 1900?] | RBSC MAIN ELF-36 TX810 A1 J66 1895 | #mcgillrarebooks #montreal #vintageadvertising #19thcentury #fb #specialcollections

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:01
These colourful covers for these early 1900s Mother Seigel’s Almanacs provide a good example of the different ways that the publisher would try to entice people to pick it up. Published by A.J. White & Co., These covers suggest that they are more than just a series of recipes, testimonials, and lunar phases. Reading one could make you healthy and happy, learn palmistry, or even strike it rich. You can find these almanacs and more in the Osler Library Collection of Almanacs. #oslerlibrary #almanacs #patentmedicine #palmistry #christmasinjuly #fb

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:47
We’re on holiday today! Taking a break from the heat in the shade and in the water. ⠀ ⠀ The Montrealer. --. Montreal : James Publishing Co, August 1936.⠀ ⠀ RBSC Folio AP5 M6 | #mcgillrarebooks #montrealer #mtl #summervacation #fb

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mcgill_rare on instagram - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:37
Wishing everyone a safe and fun #CanadaDay ! #Repost @mcgill_rare with @get_repost

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