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RBSC Firestone December Holiday Hours

Dulles Reading Room CLOSED Monday and Tuesday December 24 and 25 OPEN Wednesday to Friday December 26 to 28 CLOSED Monday and Tuesday December 31 to January 1 Regular Reading Room Hours Monday to Friday, 9-4:45 pm Galleries (Main, Milberg, Cotsen) …

Bookplate of Sir Edward Bysshe

Anonymous armorial bookplate of Sir Edward Bysshe (1615-1679). Arms: Bysshe and Clare, quarterly dimidiated, impaling Green. Sir Edward Bysshe, Garter King of Arms, married Margaret, daughter of John Green of Boyshall, co. Essex; died 1679. Motto: Prudens Simplicitas.

Mudd Library Awarded Grant to Provide Global Access to Records of the Cold War

by: Maureen Callahan The historian John Lewis Gaddis, author of a 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of George Kennan, has stated that the Mudd Library holds “the most significant set of papers for the study of modern American history outside of federal hands.” …

Monkey Island, Illustrated •1839

“This beautiful and romantic islet is situated in the most picturesque part of the Thames, between the Willows and Maidenhead Bridge; it is the favored resort of aquatic parties in the vicinity of Windsor, and is a delightful resting place …

Trade label: Jacob Kops in Hamburgh bij der mueren.

All kinds of East Indian cottons and Dutch linen cambric, linen goods [or linen drapery], calico [or muslin] and white-linen tape for sale: in Hamburg by the wall, at Jacob Kops.

Truly Grimm – Storytelling on Sunday, December 9th in Cotsen

The Council of the Friends of the Princeton University Library invites you to a storytelling by Susan Danoff ’75 & Tara McGowan ‘90 in honor of the Bicentary of the publication of Grimms’ Fairy Tales on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:30pm in …

Sixteen Humourous Designs • ca. 1840

“Thereupon Marcus Curtius, … mounted on a horse caparisoned with all possible splendour, he plunged fully armed into the gulf” Livy, The History of Rome, Book 7, Chapter 6, illustrated in Sixteen Humourous Designs, to Illustrate Virgil, Horace, and Livy.

Art Walk is on Thursday, December 6th from 5-8 pm – Come see this exhibit at Firestone!

Come see this exhibit at Firestone in the Milberg Gallery – “The Elec­tion for Woodrow Wilson’s Amer­ica”. And this exhibit in the Main Gallery – “First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps” .

Come join the PLAS Lecture by Javier Guerrero on Tuesday, December 4th – 12pm – 216 Burr Hall

In this presentation, Javier Guerrero examines the relationship between archive and plasticity through an exploration of the archive of the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, housed at the Firestone Library.

Penumbral Eclipse of the Heart

by: Amanda Pike A penumbral lunar eclipse took place earlier this morning, the last of four eclipses observed this year. Unfortunately, here in Princeton, the eclipse was not visible since it began after moonset.

“One of the finest covers of the early Victorian period” – Ruari McLean

Recently added to the Robert F. Metzdorf Collection of Victorian Bookbindings : Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies, (London: Longman & Co., 1846). Call number: ExMe 3864.9.349.13.

RBSC Firestone Holiday Hours

GALLERIES (Main, Milberg, and Cotsen) Wednesday, 11/21/12 9-5 pm Thursday, 11/22/12 CLOSED Friday, 11/23/12 12-5 pm (Normal hours will resume for the galleries on Saturday, 11/24/12 and Sunday, 11/25/12 from 12-5 pm.) DULLES READING ROOM Wednesday, 11/21/12 9-4:45 pm Thur

Revised Dissertation Embargo Policy in Effect

The new policy for the Publication, Access, and Embargoing of Doctoral Dissertations, which was approved on May 14, 2012, is now in full effect.


UPDATE!! Following the Princeton Victory over Yale this weekend we will have yet another BONFIRE this Sunday, November 24th at 7pm. In the meantime, check out our blog from last year about the history of the tradition.

Curator’s Tour of “First X, Then Y, Now Z” – December 2, 2012 @ 2 pm

Please join LETC and John Delaney for a tour of the current exhibit in the main exhibition gallery at Firestone Library, “First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps”.   We will meet in the main exhibition gallery at Firestone.