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Mystery Monday: Bodybuilder Bookplate

What do a giant squirrel and a he-man wearing a leafy loin cloth and a laurel wreath have in common?  Emblematic bookplates like the one shown to the left (Penn Libraries: IC55 T1856 En802s) present the provenance researcher with such … Continue reading

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The Other Vincent Van Gogh

  Anyone who has googled his or her own name has probably had the experience of encountering parallel lives. Even with a somewhat unusual name like Laura Aydelotte, plugging my name into Google will bring up Laura Aydelotte’s mugshot, an … Continue reading

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