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Convicted in the Fualdès affair

Baptiste Colard, ex-soldat du train, un des prévenus de l’assassinat de Mr. Fualdès. Rouen : Imprimerie de C. Bloquel … , [1817]. 5, [3] p. : port. (woodcut) ; 21 cm.

A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History from Jamestown to Appomattox

“In the fullness of time,” declared the American historian George Bancroft in 1866, summarizing the nation’s previous 250 years, “a republic rose up in the wilderness of America.” The current exhibition in the Main Gallery at Firestone Library, “A Republic …

Supralibros: Camille Aboussouan

Supralibros of Camille Aboussouan. His books sold at Sotheby’s (London) 17th and 18th June 1993, The Library of Camille Aboussouan. His vita is available from UNESCO. He served as ambassador from Lebanon to UNESCO.

“Wanted Poster” No Longer Still At Large

The latest issue of Town Topics, Princeton’s weekly community newspaper, highlights a recently discovered “Wanted Poster” for John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln: “Lincoln Assassination ‘Wanted Poster’ Discovered at Princeton Univers

New Accession: Atomic-bombed Roof Tiles from Hiroshima University

The University Archives was recently given the honor and responsibility of providing a home for seven roof tiles that sustained damage in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.  The roof tiles were collected in a river …

A New Handel Acquisition

The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an eighteenth-century scribal score (297 pages) of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Berenice, copied by a contemporary Handel copyist (“S2”) from the composer’s autograph manuscript.

Why — and How — We Digitize

It’s February, and we’re now in the second month of our NHPRC-funded digitization project.

Wisbech Literary Society • 1781

On front pastedown of: Charleton, Walter, 1619-1707. Enquiries into human nature, in VI. anatomic praelections in the New Theatre of the Royal Colledge of Physicians in London. London, printed by M. White, for Robert Boulter, 1680.

Booklabel • Margaret Harrington • October, 5th. 1694

“Margaret Harrington” and the date “October, 5th. 1694” printed in letterpress within a frame of woodcut flowers emerging from two vases with a crown and crossed sceptres at the center top. Her booklabel as rear pastedown.

Treasures of American history featured in Princeton exhibition – Opening Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

From a first-hand account of Colonial life in Jamestown to a wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth following President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, a Princeton University Libraryexhibition opening Friday, Feb. 22, will trace the American experience from 1607 to 1865.

Bookplate: Luton Library

Arms of John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd Marquess of Bute (1793-1848). Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire was one of his four major seats. ❧ Franks 28448 (Stuart, Marquess of Bute.) Luton Library. (Arms. Stuart with North on an escutcheon.

Bookplate of the Inner Temple Library • ca. 1760-70 • Ja[me]s Kirk, del. et sc.

Bookplate (ca. 1760-1770) of the Inner Temple Library, together with two ownership stamps and one release stamp (“Inner Temple Library, Sold by Order, 1850″) in volume 14 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London, 1684).

Harrison Gray Otis 3rd (1822-1884) • Bookplate

On front pastedown of Muret, Marc-Antoine, 1526-1585. Commentarii in Aristotelis X. libros Ethicorvm ad Nicomachum, & in Oeconomica : Aristotelis Topicorvm libri septimi et in evndem Alexandri Aphrodisiensis commentarij interpretatio. Commentarivs in Lib I et II.

Times of Trenton Highlights 18th Century Handel Acquisition

Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an eighteenth-century scribal score of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Berenice, copied by a contemporary Handel copyist (“S2”) from the composer’s autograph manuscript.

Rollins’s Friends and the PULC

Philip Ashton Rollins ’89 donated his Collection of Western Americana to the Princeton University Library in 1947.  Yet nearly twenty years earlier Rollins gave a gift to the library of far greater value.  On March 28, 1930, Mr. and Mrs.