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Found in Firestone

Whenever a building gets turned inside out, unexpected mementos of its past inhabitants are sure to emerge.

Class of 2013 Senior Theses Now Available on DataSpace

UPDATE, June 2, 2014: Class of 2013 Senior Theses are now available for viewing and download at the public computers at the Mudd Manuscript Library.

Mudd in Print

Have you ever wondered what our researchers are up to in the reading room? Many of them are working fervently towards producing highly esteemed, ground-breaking, and sometimes award-winning books.

Books & Their Owners…

Kids are interesting — and sometimes funny — readers of books; but so are “grown-ups”…  We all do things with our own books that make perfect sense to us, but somebody else looking at the same books later on might be hard-pressed, indeed, to figure out …

Books & Their Owners…

Kids are interesting — and sometimes funny — readers of books; but so are “grown-ups”…  We all do things with our own books that make perfect sense to us, but somebody else looking at the same books later on might be hard-pressed, indeed, to figure out …

“Fifteen Thousand copies of this Poem were sold in the City of London…”

“Fifteen Thousand copies of this Poem were sold in the City of London, in about Three Weeks, at Two Shillings and Sixpence sterling, each, and the Money appropriated to the Benefit of the American Prisoners in England.” — at end …

Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke • Shelf-mark

“All volumes uniformly bound in dull red morocco, with a heavy gilt back and a very narrow dentelle around the sides, usually with small fleurons in the angles.

Boston bookseller’s shopfront • 1827

Depictions of shopfronts usually have the front door closed. Here’s an uncommon glimpse through the doorway — How many figures? One? (The bookseller?) Two?

Digitzed: Robert Lansing Papers & John Foster Dulles State Department Records

In our ongoing efforts to provide digital access to our records, we are happy to announce two additional collections have been digitized with the help of our students.

Chirm’s banded bindings.

“To prevent Mistakes and Impositions, these printed Bills are placed in the Front of every Book in the banded Binding and in no other.

“Fill in the blank” Dedicatee

Note inscription after ‘Humbly Presented to the’ “the most Hona[ble] John Hay, marquess & Earl of Tweed[dale], one of his Majesty. Principal Secret[ary] of State.” Eighteenth-century poet W.

Cotsen Conference: Sept. 11-13, 2013

“Putting the Figure on the Map Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children” Co-organized by Andrea Immel and Emer O’Sullivan Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University Sept.

Cotsen Conference: Sept. 11-13, 2013

“Putting the Figure on the Map Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children” Co-organized by Andrea Immel and Emer O’Sullivan Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University Sept.

Books sold by Nath. Crouch: Histories, Admirable Curiosities, Extraordinary Adventures, Unparallel’d Varieties.

London bookseller Nathaniel Crouch (ca. 1640-1725) published his ‘histories’ under the pseudonym R.B. (alluding to Robert or Richard Burton).

Oxford binding • 1636 • Hatching

“Oxford binders developed a habit for two-way hatching patterns [on the board edges], finishing a row of diagonal hatching with a few rows running horizontally, or diagonally the other way; this can be a useful rule of thumb for recognising …

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