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John Rippon, Hymnologist

#JohnRippon (1751-1836) was born in Tiverton, in Devon, educated in Bristol at the Baptist College, and became pastor of the Baptist Church in Carter Lane, Tooley Street in London (later removed to New Park Street)  at the age of 22. … Continue reading

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Olney Hymns

One might consider that today’s topic has little to do with art but in fact the book I wish to focus on today is the combining of two great artists, both poets and hymn writers.  The #OlneyHymns is made up completely … Continue reading

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Statuum Marocca Norum

#StatuumMaroccaNorum is the title of a map which was created  by #JohannChristianHomann in 1728.  I like to call my version of this map ‘Beware the leviathan’ The map is large and graphic.. Little tent cities display the domains of the … Continue reading

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Art of Maps 3

Maps can be both beautiful and practical.  Both maps in today’s chapter are fine examples of both qualities. We begin with a map by an unaccredited cartographer.  The map of the #CountyofForfar was published by #RobertSayer & John Bennett.  Sayer … Continue reading

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 The Duenna a Comic Opera

We continue last chapters musical theme by looking at a piece of music in the folio I acquired.  It comes from an opera called #TheDuenna originally composed in 1775.  Compiled as a three act opera by composers #ThomasLinley the elder and … Continue reading

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Arts Combined

This week, a friend at a shop I visit saved a couple of books for me to look at.  I didn’t purchase the books but I did leave with something that he did have for me but it was in … Continue reading

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The New London Magazine

#TheNewLondonMagazine was founded in the 1730’s and ran as a ‘monthly repository of knowledge, instruction, and entertainment’ for many years.  It’s monthly publication relied on numerous correspondents who provided curious and ingenious essays in prose and verse. The book I … Continue reading

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Lontar

Unless you have been to Bali or Indonesia one most likely has not come across a #lontar.  A lontar is made of palm leaves which have been dried and smoked.  Due to dampness, insect activity, mould, and fragility lontars needed … Continue reading

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Wilhelm Hass Mapmaker

#WilhelmHass (1698-1764) was a map-maker from Nuremberg.  He furthered the work of #AugustGottliebPreuschen (1734-1803) who developed the printing method called typometry.  #Typometry is a relief printing method using movable type.  The technique was inflexible and the maps looked quite schematic … Continue reading

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