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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.

Curator’s Tour of “First X, Then Y, Now Z” — January 12, 2013 @ 3 pm

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

‘Maidenly Writings’ • Parthenicon libri iii • ca. 1606

“The writings of the Anglo-Latin poet best known on the Continent in the early seventeenth century were never printed in England.

Fore-edge painting • Ravensworth Castle • Gateshead-on-Tyne

Now in ruins, Ravensworth Castle in County Durham was for several centuries the seat of the Liddell family. ❧ This painting decorates the fore-edge of a 32 cm tall copy of the Carmina of Horace printed in Strasbourg in 1788.

Over-wrap • early 19th century American binding repair

             Binding reinforced and / or repaired with an over-wrap. Partially removed subscription or circulating library label suggests this copy endured regular use. ❧ Foster, Hannah Webster, 1759-1840.

Virgil • 1529

Bucolica Virgilij cum commento familiari. (This title above a woodcut of Virgil, his patron Pollio, and his patron’s son Saloninus.

For the twelfth day of Christmas…

Among the traditional Christmas songs is “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a memory-and-forfeits game played by the fire that describes the staggering array of gifts bestowed upon one person.  The song has inspired many parodies, most of them too lame to …

For the twelfth day of Christmas…

Among the traditional Christmas songs is “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a memory-and-forfeits game played by the fire that describes the staggering array of gifts bestowed upon one person.  The song has inspired many parodies, most of them too lame to …

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