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Breviarium for the use of Dominican Nuns. Germany : s.n., ca. 1430  VPL, Special Collections: LAT 096 B84g    This breviarium was penned in upright Gothic letters (lettres batardes) in black, red and blue; including numerous large initials on vellum. Inside, a twelve page calendar is preceded by a circular sun and moon with double circles in gold, silver, red, blue and green. The breviarium was purchased for VPL in the 1930s from a retired janitor in Kamloops.    Photo credit: Kim McCarthy

Breviarium for the use of Dominican Nuns.

Residential Schools - A Photo History -Students share dish-washing chores at Portage La Prairie Residential School in Manitoba in 1950.

Residential Schools - A Photo History -Students share dish-washing chores at Portage La Prairie Residential School in Manitoba in

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Designed, illustrated and printed by Jim Rimmer. Pie Tree Press: New Westminster, B.C.: 1998. Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections:  823 D54cc11 Photo credit: Kim McCarthy

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Designed, illustrated and printed by Jim Rimmer. Pie Tree Press: New Westminster, B.

The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor  From the Arabian Nights Entertainments,  New York City - Holiday House – 1939.  Special Collections Marion Thompson REF J398.20956 A65sr   Photo credit: Kim McCarthy

The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor From the Arabian Nights Entertainments, New York City - Holiday House – Special Collections Marion Thompson REF Photo credit: Kim McCarthy

The Bugge Bible. London, Imprynted by J. Daye and W. Seres, 1549. Bible. English. Matthew’s version.   Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections: 220.5 B85MT Known as the “Bugge Bible" because of odd wording in the 5th verse of the 91st Psalm, which reads: “So that thou shalt not nede to be afrayed for any bugges at night…” The King James Bible and all subsequent bibles uses the word “terror” in place of bugges.  The bible was acquired by VPL in the 1930s. Photo credit: Kim McCarthy

The Bugge Bible. London, Imprynted by J. Daye and W. Seres, 1549. Bible. English. Matthew’s version. Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections: 220.5 B85MT Known as the “Bugge Bible" because of odd wording in the 5th verse of the 91st Psalm, which reads: “So that thou shalt not nede to be afrayed for any bugges at night…” The King James Bible and all subsequent bibles uses the word “terror” in place of bugges. The bible was acquired by VPL in the 1930s. Photo credit: Kim McCarthy

Calendar designed and printed by Jim RImmer

The Jim Rimmer Collection - April 2005

Working drawings of a typeface by Jim Rimmer.

Working drawings of a typeface by Jim Rimmer.

Daguerreotype of a shopkeeper posing behind the counter of a clothing store, location unknown, c. 1840’s.

Daguerreotype of a shopkeeper posing behind the counter of a clothing store, location unknown, c.

A Poppy is to Remember

Storytime Standouts looks at a Remembrance Day resource for young children, A Poppy Is to Remember by Heather Patterson and Ron Lightburn

The Jim Rimmer Collection at SFU

The Jim Rimmer Collection - April 2005

A rare mid-century Rörstrand  Paradis wall plaque.

A rare mid-century Rorstrand 'Paradis' wall plaque. Large. Bird design. Chickens

Childhood Summers by the Sea, The Blue Fairy Book, Letterpress Printing ABC, Conversations with a Toad, and Hoi Barbaroi, Fine Press Books    Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections     As described by Grace Glueck in the New York Times article, Ode to Well-Made Books and the Art of Printing, “fine-press books are meant to celebrate the written word by masterly use of typography, illustration, layout, paper, binding and press work.” Photo credit: Sue Camilleri Konar

Childhood Summers by the Sea, The Blue Fairy Book, Letterpress Printing ABC, Conversations with a Toad, and Hoi Barbaroi, Fine Press Books Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections As described by Grace Glueck in the New York Times article, Ode to Well-Made Books and the Art of Printing, “fine-press books are meant to celebrate the written word by masterly use of typography, illustration, layout, paper, binding and press work.” Photo credit: Sue Camilleri Konar

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