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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.

Cool stuff happening within technical services at the Mudd Library

Maureen Callahan:  Maureen has been supervising the final inventory work for the Bill Bradley papers, working with Dan Linke on an exhibit about Woodrow Wilson and the 1912 election, and writing help text for the new finding aids site (along …

Congrats to the winners of the Special Performance Recognition Awards!!!!!

We are delighted to announce that a group of staff from the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections has been given one of the University’s new Special Performance Recognition Awards.

Paine Books, Pamphlets Digitized

More than 235 years after Thomas Paine challenged the American colonists to free themselves from British rule in his treatise “Common Sense,” history buffs around the world can study Paine’s rousing words and other Revolutionary-era texts through the Princeton University

RBSC Firestone Closed for July 4th Holiday

Firestone Special Collections will be closed (reading room and galleries) on Wednesday, July 4th for the holiday.  We will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 8:45 am (reading room) and 9:00 am (galleries).  Happy Holiday!

Castle Forbes Library

Books from this library were sold in London on 21st July 1993. See: Sotheby’s (Firm) The Library of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Granard:extracted from Castle Forbes, County Longford … (London, 1993).

The Heldenrüstkammer of Archduke Ferdinand II in Schloss Ambras

“A catalogue of the Heldenrüstkammer of Archduke Ferdinand II in Schloss Ambras, the first collection of armour formed for historical reasons in the first purpose-built museum North of the Alps.” The work illustrates 125 suits of armor, one per plate.

The Poetical Library • Advertised June 1838 • Including Gems from American Poets

Purchased in March 2012 from E.M. Lawson & Co. (Antiquarian Booksellers), East Hagbourne, Nr Didcot, Oxfordshire. Call number (Ex) Item 6324773

17th century armorial binding and contemporary slip case

Figure 1 ❧ The figures explained: Armorial binding covering Ogier Ghislin de Busbecq, Legationis Turcicae epistolae quatuor. Frankfurt, A. Wechels Erben, C. de Marne et J. Aubry 1595. Call number (Ex) 1789.229.13. ❧ J.

Mr. Madison’s War: A Handful of Princeton Perspectives

By: Amanda Pike Today marks the bicentennial of the official declaration of the War of 1812.

Grace Talbot Cavendish

Lady Grace was the youngest daughter of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury. Recent scholarship gives 1562 as her birth year and ‘after 1625′ for her death.

The American Indian Souvenir Playing Cards, ca. 1900.

“Fifty-three of the best photographs of the homes and faces of the Pueblo Indians, taken in the last few years by A. C.

P.T. Barnum receives The Philosopher’s Stone

❧ Upper cover is folded toward the front, in order to be used for mail­ing this copy to a recip­i­ent; it has been addressed in ink: ”P. T. Bar­num Esqr.

Fitzgerald in Hollywood

The Princeton University Library’s extensive collections of materials relating to F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896—1940) (Class of 1917) have been enhanced by a recent gift of 22 items from Margaret Finney McPherson.

Armorial Bookplate: William Trumbull, Esqr.

Armorial bookplate of William Trumbull, Esqr. [Franks 29899]. ❧ Sir William Trumbull (1639–1716), civil lawyer, held numerous offices, such as ambassador to France (1685-6), to Turkey (1687-91), Lord of the Treasury, Secretary of State to King William III.