|As Western faces strenuous fiscal challenges, it may help to remember that the institution has met and surmounted such situations before, notably in the mid-1970s. At that time, budgetary cutbacks resulted in invocation of the dread Reduction in Force (RIF) policy resulting in numerous lay-offs.|
On October 8, 2010, a representative of the fine facsimile publisher M. Moleiro, based in Barcelona, visited Special Collections while participating in the 2010 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. The M. Moleiro company specializes in the reproduction of codices, maps, and works of art usually made on parchment, vellum, paper, or papyrus created between the 13th and 16th centuries. Many national as well as major museum libraries hold facsimiles created by the company. Here, Jeanne Armstrong of the library faculty and Kathryn Vulic of the English department examine examples of Moleiro’s outstanding work.
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Full facsimile reproduction of a 13th century illuminated
manuscript, a bestiary, created in England, perhaps in
Salisbury, possibly commissioned by Roger de Mohaut.
Special Collections -- Rare Book Collection -- Oversize
Call Number: PR275.B47 H36 2008
Full facsimile reproduction of a 13th century illuminated manuscript, a bestiary, created in England, perhaps in Salisbury, possibly commissioned by Roger de Mohaut.
On the jacket cover there are two illustrations, cropped from illustrations in this wonderful book.
Fly fishing is more than a sport and this book, The Fly-Fisher's Craft: the Art and History, by Darrel Martin, is testimony to the passion it can ignite and the incredible quest it can lead on on.
As fall settles in it’s a great time to take your fly-fishing indoors and curl up in a chair with a great read. One of my favorites is Steve Raymond’s, Rivers of the Heart: a Fly-Fishing Memoir; illustrated by August C. Kristoferson. A contemplative book, Mr. Raymond shares those things that matter most: the people, places, and things vital to his sport and to him.
The recent appearance of a new biography of Raymond Carver, as well as fresh speculation about the involvement of his editor in shaping his work has once again piqued interest in this prodigiously gifted author who lived and died hard in the Pacific Northwest. This book is a poignant memoir by Carver's first wife, Maryann Burk, whose role in the realization of Carver's unique genius has been treated inconsistently by biographers and critics alike.