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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Mudd Library

A group of sixteen enthusiastic volunteers, including Princeton undergraduates, Princeton community members, Wikipedians from the Wikimedia-New York City, and Mudd Library staff, gathered in the Wiess Lounge on Saturday, 18 February 2012, to write and update Princetoniana

Booklabels of James Toovey († 1893)

❧ Oval book label printed in gilt: Burnham Abbey Bucks; monogram within ‘IT’ with a cross, on front paste-down of Virgil. Opera. Rome : In domo Petri de Maximo [Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 28 Feb. 1469.

Two Ducal Supralibros

❧ Initial B surmounted by ducal coronet: stamp of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch (1746 – 1812) together with arms of Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albermarle (1650 – 1688).

Main Gallery Exhibition: A Fine Addition

“A Fine Addition: New & Notable Acquisitions in Princeton’s Special Collections” highlights recent additions to the holdings of the Department of Special Collections, including the Seeley G.

My own sweet angel: The Love Letters of Peter Page

Peter M. Page joined the US Naval Air Corps after graduating with Princeton University's Class of 1941. The following letter is part of the correspondence between Page and his fiancée Ann Pearman (nee Aiguier) during his training and military service.

Kelliegram Binding

Twenty five folio volumes bound by Kelly & Sons, London, stamped “Kelliegram Binding.” This term distinguished a production notable for covers with elaborate, pictorial inlaid color leather. ❧ [Further examples.] ❧ B.F.

The beginnings of American Football

Superbowl Sunday is once again upon us. As we head toward the “Big Game” you can’t help but think back to when intercollegiate football gained its beginnings right here in Princeton.

John Boyle, 5th Earl of Orrery (1707–1762)

Bound in vellum stained green A Collection of the State Letters of the Rt. Hon. Roger Boyle, the first earl of Orrery (Dublin, Printed by and for G. Faulkner, 1743). Call number (Ex) 1473.16.691.

Cast of ‘Gatz’ views manuscripts before memorable performances

“Gatsby in full, on stage at McCarter: Cast of ‘Gatz’ views manuscripts before memorable performances.” By Anne Margaret Daniel *99 w’86. Published in the Princeton Alumni Weekly, January 18, 2012.

Garter arms of George Granville William Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland

Quarterly in eight ❧ Musæum regalis societatis: or, A catalogue and description of the natural and artificial rarities belonging to the Royal Society and preserved at Gresham Colledge.

Supralibros of Jean de la Rochefoucauld, abbé de Marmoutiers (d. 1583).

Paolo Emili(d. 1529). De rebvs gestis francorvm libri X. Anoldi Ferroni… De rebvs gestis Gallorum libri IX ad historiam Pauli Aemylii additi, Chronicon I. Tilii de regibvs francoribii, a Pharamundo usque ad Henricum II. Paris: apud Vascosanum, 1555.

“Merge the Best of the Old with the Best of the New:” Coretta Scott King’s visits to Princeton

Last year, as the nation celebrated the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, we posted an entry entitled “Martin Luther King Jr.’s visits to Princeton,” which highlighted the various collections at the Seeley G.

Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Omar Khayyam. Rubiayat … tr. into English verse by Edward FitzGerald, with an introduction by A.C. Benson … Reproduced from a ms. written and illuminated by F. Sangorski & G. Sutcliffe.

Meet Mudd’s Maureen Callahan

Maureen made fast friends with this warthog who was a part of the hotel where she was staying while working on an archives project at the University of Fort Hare in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Still Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Library Research Grants – Due January 15th

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the library’s research collections. Up to $3,500 is available per award.

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