The National Trust Puts its Rare Books on Exhibit
My latest post for the Fine Books & Collections magazine's website is now up, all about the literary exhibitions at the National Trust proprties Blickling and Peckover. Here's a snippet:
Lord Peckover’s Lost Library concentrates on Quaker banker and philanthropist Alexander, the first Baron Peckover (1830-1919), who collected ancient manuscripts and early maps, many of which he donated to the Royal Geographical Society in 1905. When his home was acquired by the National Trust in 1948, most of the contents and none of the library at his Cambridgeshire residence were included and it was instead dispersed to collectors and museums worldwide. To mark the centenary of his death, the house has been working to find these lost volumes and bring some of them home.You can read the rest of it here.