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Hans Holbein, design for a metalwork book cover, 1537. Drawing. 8 x 6cm. England.

Small girdle books of this sort were attached to the belt by a ring and chain. The initials may be those of Thomas Wyatt the Younger, who was later executed for leading a rebellion in Kent during the reign of Queen Mary.
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John of Antwerp, girdle prayer book, 1540-45. England. British Museum.

This was considered fashionable for ladies of rank in the English court of Henry VIII between 1530-60.
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Kennicott Bible, 1476. Made at La Coruña, Spain. Bodleian Library, Oxford.

This Hebrew Bible owes its name to the Hebraist Benjamin Kennicott who acquired it while Librarian in Oxford. Made at Corunna in Spain.
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Pages from Adriaen Coenen’s Visboek (1577).
Sylvia and Ted “interrupted in a spat,” Chalot Square, London, July 25, 1960 photographed by Hans Beacham for a portfolio of images of British writers

"They were sullen. Hughes was rude. He was going to get more attention than she, and she didn’t like that while he did.
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Admont Abbey Library, Austria
The Talking Dog and the Barking Man by Elizabeth Seeman, illustrated by James Flora (1960).
Sally, the Screech Owl by Gene Darby, illustrated by Edward Miller (1974).
Pudgy, the Beaver by Gene Darby, illustrated by Edward Miller (1976).
What is Your Favorite Thing to Touch? by Myra Tomback Gibson (1965).
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