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RBSC Firestone Closed for July 4th Holiday

Firestone Special Collections will be closed (reading room and galleries) on Wednesday, July 4th for the holiday.  We will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 8:45 am (reading room) and 9:00 am (galleries).  Happy Holiday!

Castle Forbes Library

Books from this library were sold in London on 21st July 1993. See: Sotheby’s (Firm) The Library of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Granard:extracted from Castle Forbes, County Longford … (London, 1993).

The Heldenrüstkammer of Archduke Ferdinand II in Schloss Ambras

“A catalogue of the Heldenrüstkammer of Archduke Ferdinand II in Schloss Ambras, the first collection of armour formed for historical reasons in the first purpose-built museum North of the Alps.” The work illustrates 125 suits of armor, one per plate.

The Poetical Library • Advertised June 1838 • Including Gems from American Poets

Purchased in March 2012 from E.M. Lawson & Co. (Antiquarian Booksellers), East Hagbourne, Nr Didcot, Oxfordshire. Call number (Ex) Item 6324773

17th century armorial binding and contemporary slip case

Figure 1 ❧ The figures explained: Armorial binding covering Ogier Ghislin de Busbecq, Legationis Turcicae epistolae quatuor. Frankfurt, A. Wechels Erben, C. de Marne et J. Aubry 1595. Call number (Ex) 1789.229.13. ❧ J.

Mr. Madison’s War: A Handful of Princeton Perspectives

By: Amanda Pike Today marks the bicentennial of the official declaration of the War of 1812.

Grace Talbot Cavendish

Lady Grace was the youngest daughter of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury. Recent scholarship gives 1562 as her birth year and ‘after 1625′ for her death.

P.T. Barnum receives The Philosopher’s Stone

❧ Upper cover is folded toward the front, in order to be used for mail­ing this copy to a recip­i­ent; it has been addressed in ink: ”P. T. Bar­num Esqr.

The American Indian Souvenir Playing Cards, ca. 1900.

“Fifty-three of the best photographs of the homes and faces of the Pueblo Indians, taken in the last few years by A. C.

Fitzgerald in Hollywood

The Princeton University Library’s extensive collections of materials relating to F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896—1940) (Class of 1917) have been enhanced by a recent gift of 22 items from Margaret Finney McPherson.

Armorial Bookplate: William Trumbull, Esqr.

Armorial bookplate of William Trumbull, Esqr. [Franks 29899]. ❧ Sir William Trumbull (1639–1716), civil lawyer, held numerous offices, such as ambassador to France (1685-6), to Turkey (1687-91), Lord of the Treasury, Secretary of State to King William III.

Curatorial Tour of “A Fine Addition: New & Notable Acquisitions in Princeton’s Special Collections”, 2 pm, Friday June 1st

This exhibition highlights recent additions to the holdings of the Department of Special Collections, including the Seeley G.

Greek Medal Exhibition Opening, Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m., RBSC, Firestone Library

There will be a reception for the opening of the exhibition of medals of modern Greece curated by Mary Thierry, Class of 2012, in the Boyd Room of the Department of Special Collections, Firestone Library, on Thursday, May 31, at …

The final curatorial tour for the exhibition “Capping Liberty” on May 31st at 2:30 pm

The tour will be held in the Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library on Thursday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m.

She Roars. We Record.

The second round of Mudd Library hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused on creating and editing Wikipedia articles relating to Women at Princeton.