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17/01/2006

National Art Library, what a crazy place. Purple pass allows me to access things directly, and go back into the library itself. Amazing collection of old journals, magazines, etc. The most interesting were the “La Mode Parisian”, “Courrier des Dames” (includes some garment patterns, garment details etc.) dating back to 1832 and containing coloured lithograph drawings of fashions from the time, beautifully hand-coloured. Back at my office started rummaging through many of the stranger sources that lay right before me, quickly went through some green files containing all documentation of early acquisitions, more books, and noticed an invaluable collection of books of crafts and strange techniques, of which I am unfamiliar.

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