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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 …

Embargo Renewal Information for Ph.D. Graduates

This post was updated on April 23, 2014 This fall, the first set of dissertation embargoes that were instituted under the Graduate School’s revised policy on Publication, Access, and Embargoing of Doctoral Dissertations will expire.

“Building the House of Knowledge:” The Graduate College Centennial

A new exhibition that opens at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library on Sept. 16, 2013, chronicles the events and decisions framing the development of America’s first graduate residential college.

A Closer Look at Cotsen’s Collection

The text below is adapted from Byrd Pinkerton’s WPRB blog posting and links to the audio interviews that Byrd conducted with Andrea Immel, Cotsen Curator, in June and July, 2013, with additional photographs taken by Byrd of the items discussed.

Egyptian Film Poster Designers and the Print Shops of Hassan Mazhar Gassour & Sayed Ali Ibrahim al-Nasr

Egyptian Film Poster Designers and the Print Shops of Hassan Mazhar Gassour & Sayed Ali Ibrahim al-Nasr Main Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton University 21 September 2013 – 2 February 2014 Historical studies of the “golden age” of the Egyptian film …

A Closer Look at Cotsen’s Collection

The text below is adapted from Byrd Pinkerton’s WPRB blog posting and links to the audio interviews that Byrd conducted with Andrea Immel, Cotsen Curator, in June and July, 2013, with additional photographs taken by Byrd of the items discussed.

Cotsen Children’s Library to Host International Conference

The Cotsen Children’s Library will host the conference “Putting the Figure on the Map: Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children” from Wednesday, September 11, through Friday, September 13, 2013.  The Conference is geared to professionals and experts in illustrated c

Bookplate • 1582 • Johann Gesswein / Göswein of Schwäbisch Gmünd (Baden-Württemberg).

1582 / Γvῶθι καὶ πoίει. / Sum [ex libris] M. Ioannis Gessvvini / Gamundiani. I am [from the books of] M[agister] Johann Gesswein / Göswein of Schwäbisch Gmünd (Baden-Württemberg). Virgil. Pub. Vergilii Maronis Opera / una cum annotatiunculis Philippi Melanchthonis.

Earls of Shaftesbury • Shelf-mark

The characteristic shelf mark of the library in St. Giles House, Wimbourne, Dorset, seat of the Earls of Shaftesbury. Books from this library sold at Christie’s (London) in November 1966 and February 1967.

‘At the Commencement of our Civil War on that Continent’

The anonymous author of these Poetical Excursions in the Isle of Wight (London, 1777) seasons his ‘animated and poetical’ topographical work with political notes.

Political Cartoons now available online

Over 2,000 cartoons from three collections of politically related cartoons are now available online.

Cotsen Conference: Sept. 11-13 – “Putting the Figure on the Map”

On September 11-13, 2013 (Wed-Fri), the Cotsen Children’s Library will host the conference: “Putting the Figure on the Map: Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children” on the campus of Princeton University, Princeton NJ.

Cotsen Conference: Sept. 11-13 – “Putting the Figure on the Map”

On September 11-13, 2013 (Wed-Fri), the Cotsen Children’s Library will host the conference: “Putting the Figure on the Map: Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children” on the campus of Princeton University, Princeton NJ.

Supralibros of the College of Navarre

Cypher composed of the interlaced and mirrored initials C R N [Collegium regium Navarricum], as identified in L. Bouland, “Monogramme du collège de Navarre” in Archives de la Société des collectionneurs d’ex-libris (Paris: 1895) [2d Année, No.

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