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Tuesday, 27 June 2006

Cambridge University library, showing the tower
Treasures of Cambridge are to be catalogued for online access. The New Zealand Herald ran this story recently, detailing what has been found in the Cambridge University library tower, a "big Stalinist building of eight or nine storeys".

First editions of what are now classics abound among literary work that was once considered second-rate but is now highly valued. Jim Secord, "a professor of the history of science who has explored the contents of the tower" says:

"If you like browsing in old bookshops then this is about 10 times better."

The story originally appeared in The Independent.

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