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Palace of Wisdom • ca. 1680

“Tabula VII” of a suite of 17th century engravings graphically representing contemporary science and philosophy.

Contes pour les Bibliophiles • 1895

Contes pour les Bibliophiles par Octave Uzanne & Albert Robida. Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin, Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies, 1895. Call number: (Ex) 3295.27.326q. Front cover illustration by George Auriol.

Noah’s Art: Designing Arks for Children

Noah’s Ark Toys For centuries the story of the flood in Genesis 6-9 has been an inspiration to toymakers.

Noah’s Art: Designing Arks for Children

Noah’s Ark Toys For centuries the story of the flood in Genesis 6-9 has been an inspiration to toymakers.

Tabula Cebetis

Justus Velsius (1502-1582). In Cebetis Thebani Tabulam commentariorum libri sex (Lyon, 1551). Call number: 2011-0654N See a brief description of the Tablet of Cebes.

Cotsen Children’s Library Closed for Renovations, 7/23/12-8/5/12

The Cotsen Children’s Library will be closed from July 23rd  – August 5th for projects that are part of the larger renovation of Firestone Library. The gallery will reopen on Monday, August 6th. We look forward to seeing you then!

Cotsen Children’s Library Loans MOMA Materials for Exhibition

 The “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000″ will run from July 29–November 5, 2012. For more information about the exhibition, visit the MOMA site.   Toyen (Marie Cerminová), (b. Czechoslovakia, d.

Title labels

“Several alternative schemes for labeling fore-edges were devised by seventeenth century librarians, including the pasting on of paper tabs or labels, attached to either the boards or one of the leaves, carrying shelf numbers or titles.” – David Pearson, English …

Mudd’s blog is featured on the main Princeton University website

Princeton’s Mudd Manuscript Library primarily contains the University Archives, documenting University life, administration and research, and the Public Policy Papers collection, containing rare and unique items from 20th-century American governance.

Princeton and the Olympics

Dear Mr. Mudd, What are the connections between Princeton and the Olympics? With the upcoming 2012 Olympics on the horizon, this is a popular question.

Sappington’s Theory & Treatment of Fevers

As I have long since departed from the theory and practice in which I was principally taught, and am now engaged in writing against them, it may be proper that I should give my reasons to the public for doing …

ACLU Collection and Mudd Library are highlighted in the recent Princeton Alumni Weekly

A few years ago, University archivist Dan Linke was leading an undergraduate history seminar through Princeton’s collection of papers of the American Civil Liberties Union, housed in Mudd Library. After showing the students documents relating to Brown v.

A more welcoming feeling for a renovated Firestone

A 10-year renovation is sweeping through Firestone Library — one so ambitious, it amounts to a thorough interior redesign of the 430,000-square-foot landmark at the heart of Princeton’s campus.

Technical Services at Mudd Library: What do they do?

Ever wonder what some of the staff here at Mudd spend their time working on? Our Technical Services department has been hard at work and here is a quick summary of what they have completed!

Illustrating a primary school textbook between World Wars: Hans Brückl’s Mein Buch

I received an inquiry from a woman who was hoping to obtain copies of a few missing illustrations in Hans Bruckl’s Mein Buch, which she’d had as a girl in Belgium during World War II.