Category Archives: Mathematical Sciences

A List Of Irish Writers

With the state visit to the United Kingdom of Irish President Michael D. Higgins, it seemed a good moment to look at the Irish writers featured so far in the Cambridge Library Collection. They are listed below in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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Lombard Street

I have never been sure how to pronounce the surname of Walter Bagehot (1826–77), and that, combined with my belief that he worked somewhere on the interface of economics and politics (to me a slough of total despond), had not … Continue reading

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Christmas Books

The most famous ‘Christmas book’ ever written must be Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Written amazingly quickly from October 1843 and published on 19 December, with four colour illustrations by John Leech, it was enormously successful in terms of numbers … Continue reading

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More Than One Genius In The Family

We have recently reissued ‘classic’ biographies of some of the great figures in classical music. The German philologist and archaeologist Otto Jahn (1813–69), whose edition of Sophocles’ Electra we have also published, was inspired to write a scholarly biography of … Continue reading

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Leonhard Euler – Many Happy Returns

We were thrilled today to see the elegant Google doodle marking Euler’s 306th birthday. 

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