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Dispatches from Holland…

It is no surprise that on World Book Day, we are thinking about Charles Clark, and his books. At the time of his death, Clark had amassed a library of over 2,500 volumes. From his letters, and the size of … Continue reading

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Bad Verse and Country Matters …

One of Clark’s favoured books, something that he orders, borrows, swops, sell and even intends to print, is a sixteenth-century tract called A Hundred Points of Good Husbandry by a chap called Thomas Tusser. Clark mentions Tusser numerous times in … Continue reading

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A Trip to Essex

After we had found out everything we could about Charles Clark from searching the internet we knew that the next step forward was to visit the Public Records Office in Essex. In 2010 Carrie and I won the Antiquarian Booksellers … Continue reading

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How We First Found CC

The story begins at University College Cork in 2008. I was working on a British Library manuscript, Egerton 2433, which I was mining for a previously-unedited medieval text. I had seen some digital images before but only of relevant folios … Continue reading

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The Bookplate

A version of The Bookplate Poem that Started It All … Follow @charlesclarkjrs

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