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Berthold’s Political Handkerchief • 1831

Berthold’s Political Handkerchief. No. 1. London, Monday, September 5, 1831. Henry Berthold led the National Union of Working Classes, aiming at universal male suffrage. He printed his newspaper on cotton to evade the government tax on paper.

The Exhibition Room, or, why 'Ex' is the location designator for rare books in the Princeton University Library

When Pyne Library opened in 1897
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Rowlandson illustrates Tom Jones

Illustration by Thomas Rowlandson for Tom Jones published in Edinburgh by James Sibbald in 1791, volume 1, page 55: Caption: Partridge cruelly accused and maltreated by his Wife & co.

Vandermaelen Atlas (1827) • First atlas of the world with all maps on the same scale

With funding from the Rare Book Division, the Friends of the Library, and the Historic Maps Collection, in March 2009, the Library acquired a copy of the Philippe Vandermaelen, Atlas universel de géographie physique, politique, statistique et minéralogique . .

Powell’s Canyons of the Colorado

“On my return from the first exploration of the canyons of the Colorado, I found that our journey had been the theme of much newspaper writing.

Santa, Little Miss Christmas, Holly Belle and their creator Elizabeth Anne Voss (alias E. Voss, E. A. Voss, B. Gartrell, Betty Gartrell, and Elizabeth Gartrell).

Some of the most adorable images of the 1950s were reproduced on the covers of paper doll and coloring books, proclaims the web site Paper Goodies from Judy’s Place.

Santa, Little Miss Christmas, Holly Belle and their creator Elizabeth Anne Voss (alias E. Voss, E. A. Voss, B. Gartrell, Betty Gartrell, and Elizabeth Gartrell).

Some of the most adorable images of the 1950s were reproduced on the covers of paper doll and coloring books, proclaims the web site Paper Goodies from Judy’s Place.

Eyewitnesses to the Civil War

In a letter dated January 19, 1863, Captain Isaac Plumb, Jr., a Civil War soldier of the 61st New York Infantry of the Union Army who fought in many major battles of the war, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the …

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.

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) …

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.

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.

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 …

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