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video 2016-07-16 21:11

Hey, an app from New York Public Library -- Biblion!  

"Biblion, The Boundless Library immerses users in rare items from The New York Public Library’s vast collections, providing context while also allowing for serendipitous discoveries"

This will take me down the rabbithole for sure exploring books.


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Source: youtu.be/vNlxyLLNi1g
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text 2016-04-11 01:25
What a gift!
Jane Eyre (New York Public Library Collector's Editions) - Charlotte Brontë

Look at this beautiful edition of Jane Eyre my uncle gave me. Hardcover, lovely dust jacket, striped endpapers, reproduction of 1923 French Lithographs in the text. He's so good to think of me.


I actually don't have a hardcover Jane Eyre, and now I probably will never need another; this one is so fine. 


And the best part: My uncle is a fantastic flea market/second hand shop/yard sale/antique store bargain hunter, so he probably got it for a heckuva deal. I'll be the beneficiary of that anytime.


Thanks and love, from



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url 2014-08-02 13:24
Check out the New York Public Library’s hilarious archive of librarians’ harsh children’s book reviews

The New York Public Library has begun making public some of the thousands of short, hand-typed evaluations of children's literature the librarians wrote up as part of collection development. Because they were never meant to be seen by the public, the reviews are often charmingly harsh. 

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url 2014-04-02 18:27
Public Domain Review: Highlights from the 20,000+ maps made freely available online by New York Public Library

"To His Excellency Sr. Henry Moore, Bart., captain general and governour in chief, in & over the Province of New York & the territories depending thereon in America, chancellor & vice admiral of the same, this plan of the city of New York, is most humbly inscribed" (1776)


From the introduction:

"The New York Public Library have made available online, free from all restrictions, high resolution copies of more than 20,000 historic maps. Containing maps from the 16th through to the early 20th century, the collection focuses mainly on the United States, particularly New York, but also features maps from other countries. The images of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs offer a fascinating snapshot of the development of one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded, through the Map Warper – a wonderful project which aims to make historic maps viewable as overlays on modern maps."


Central Park (1863)

Source: publicdomainreview.org/collections/highlights-from-the-20000-maps-made-freely-available-online-by-new-york-public-library
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photo 2013-11-13 22:28

New York Public Library: First draft of Hemingway's Nobel Prize acceptance speech in the back of a book called Thirty Years by John P. Marquand, with the note: "It was very hard to get what I wanted to say without being ungrateful or rude."


Source: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152002500132351&set=a.187701337350.130075.21557622350&type=1
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