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Observing an engraver’s workshop in 1623

❧ Wolfgang Kilian, citizen and engraver of Augsburg. ❧ “Hard labor conquers difficulty” — Operating the rolling press requires two hands and a foot!

From a Thankful Nation: Latin American Medals & Orders in the Robert L. Ross Collection

In celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insigni

Bookplate of Margaretta Elizabeth, Baroness Arden (1768-1851)

Bookplate in the Princeton copy of Gianvincenzo Gravina (1664-1718). Della ragion poetica tra’ Greci, Latini ed Italiani. Edited by Thomas James Mathias. (London: T.

A Victorian collector makes an incunable

Adnotatio on back pastedown. Binding with the monogram of John Eliot Hodgkin [On right] Facsimile leaf made ca.

Keen New Addition: Photo Album Purchase Contains Rare Images of Woodrow Wilson

by Dan Linke With more than 600 books on Woodrow Wilson, including Scott Berg’s recent autobiography, is there anything new about Woodrow Wilson? With the acquisition of the photo album of Paul Edward Keen *15, the answer is yes.

Hellenic Acquisition Honors Professor Kenneth Levy

The Manuscripts Division has acquired three post-Byzantine Greek music manuscripts in memory of Professor Kenneth Levy (1927-2013), *49 *55, Scheide Professor of Music History.

The Publisher’s file copies for over two hundred issues of The Glocester Journal for 1794-97

“The publisher’s file copies for over two hundred issues of The Glocester Journal for 1794-97 (volumes 73-76), all but three numbers profusely annotated with information about each advertisement – how many times it has been inserted, the name of the …

Sylvia Beach and the Bard sharing a goblet of wine

In her memoir Shakespeare & Company (1960), Sylvia Beach writes: “I have a treasure too, the bookplate Gordon Craig made for me.

New Gallery Publication on its Way!

On Valentine’s Day, copies of our new pamphlet, “On the Road in the Cotsen Children’s Library” will be available free of charge to all gallery visitors. What’s it about?

New Gallery Publication on its Way!

On Valentine’s Day, copies of our new pamphlet, “On the Road in the Cotsen Children’s Library” will be available free of charge to all gallery visitors. What’s it about?

Suggested Menu Item for a Super Bowl Party from a Children’s Book ??????

Overindulgence doesn’t end with the 12th day of Christmas, it wraps up with the obligatory spread on Super Bowl Sunday.   To usher out the holiday season, we offer up a seasonal story with a recipe in the spirit of Kate …

James Asperne, Bookseller • 1816

[Above] Detail of shopfront: Frontispiece to the European Magazine, Volume 69. Drawn and engraved by Samuel Rawle (1771-1860). James Asperne (1757-1820), bookseller and publisher of the The European Magazine.

Suggested Menu Item for a Super Bowl Party from a Children’s Book ??????

Overindulgence doesn’t end with the 12th day of Christmas, it wraps up with the obligatory spread on Super Bowl Sunday.   To usher out the holiday season, we offer up a seasonal story with a recipe in the spirit of Kate …

The Trials of “Sir Winter”

If you’re like us, your office is freezing and your commute is worse, and you’re just about fed up with the “polar vortex”. With all this cold weather almost everyone is frankly, sick of winter.

1761 • Banning Jesuit books

Arrêt de la Cour de Parlement, du 6 août 1761. A Paris : Chez P. G. Simon, Imprimeur du Parlement, rue de la Harpe, à l’Hercule 1761].

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