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Online Cataloging for the New Series of Islamic Manuscripts at Princeton

Cataloging is now available online for the entire collection of the nearly 2200 manuscripts comprising the New Series of Islamic Manuscripts in the Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

Marca de fuego: Colegio Apostólico de San Francisco (Pachuca, Mexico)

According to Mercedes I. Salomón Salazar of the Biblioteca José María Lafragua (a contributor to the Catálogo Colectivo de Marcas de Fuego), this “marca de fuego” originates from the Colegio Apostólico de San Francisco (Pachuca, Mexico).

The Cover Designs of Jemmy Catnach

The disreputable printer Jemmy Pitts was highlighted in the post for Twelfth Night 2013, but he was not the only no-good early nineteenth-century job printer in the seedy Seven Dials district near Covent Garden in London’s West End.  Seven Dials marked …

The Cover Designs of Jemmy Catnach

The disreputable printer Jemmy Pitts was highlighted in the post for Twelfth Night 2013, but he was not the only no-good early nineteenth-century job printer in the seedy Seven Dials district near Covent Garden in London’s West End.  Seven Dials marked …

A Federal Tax Collector in the Early Republic

It is April 15, “Tax Day,” and in the spirit of tax days past and present, we can look at a group of extraordinary documents relating to the 1798 Direct Federal Tax in the recently reprocessed and expanded Ebenezer Foote …

ACLU Court Document Summons King’s Last Days

A recent reference inquiry brought to light a document within the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Records that provides a record of one of the events that took place in the days surrounding the assassination of Dr.

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Catalogue

The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the long-awaited publication of its two-volume catalogue, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, by Don C. Skemer; incorporating contributions by Adelaide Bennett, Jean F.

The Great Gatsby to Open Cannes Film Festival

Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s latest film, The Great Gatsby, will open the 66th Festival de Cannes in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2013.

A tribute to winter by Maurice Boutet de Monvel for the first day of spring

I often get a glimpse of unfamiliar books in the collection when they circulate from the stacks to the reading room and back.  One such book was Rondes des quatres saisons(1884), which celebrates the passing of the seasons in four pieces, with …

A tribute to winter by Maurice Boutet de Monvel for the first day of spring

I often get a glimpse of unfamiliar books in the collection when they circulate from the stacks to the reading room and back.  One such book was Rondes des quatres saisons(1884), which celebrates the passing of the seasons in four pieces, with …

True Treasures: Princeton Alumni Weekly Highlights “A Republic in the Wilderness”

  The March 20th issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly highlights the current Main Gallery exhibition, “A Republic in the Wilderness: Trea­sures of Amer­i­can His­tory from Jamestown to Appo­mat­tox.” “True Treasures: Two and A Half Centuries of American History Are On Dis

Publishers catalogues • 19th century Britain

Exemplars from the 1,800 recently acquired 19th Century British Publishers’ Catalogues, a collection arranged alphabetically by name of publisher in 31 boxes. These exceptional color-printed covers are found in box 25, covering Ward, Lock, & Co.

An Enigmatic Binding • ca. 1565

Front: Solitudo Acerbitas Mera — Solitude – Bitterness — Unadulterated Back: Dulcis Comes Tilia — Sweet Companion — Linden Tree     Hadrianus Junius (Adriaan de Jonge), 1511-1575. Emblemata Antwrep: Christophor Plantin, 1565.

Sarduy Artwork at Princeton

Rubén Gallo, Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Princeton and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, recently highlighted an acquisition in the Graphic Arts Collection of thirty-four paintings and drawings by the novelist, critic, poet,

Archives of Latin American Literature at Princeton

A selection of Latin American papers from the Manuscripts Division, Special Collections.

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