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Bookstamp: Bibliothèque de Tsarskoe Selo

In 1938, the Library purchased from New York bookseller Maurice Sloog “more than 600 volumes of early nineteenth century fiction … from the Imperial Library at Tsarskoe-Selo.

Trade custom of pre-dating

“The Rule in general observed among Printers is, that when a Book happens not to be ready for publication before November, the date of the ensuing year is used.” — John Nichols, Literary Anecdotes (London, 1812) iii, p. 249n.

Bookplate of an “Anglus Americanus”

Pasted onto the inside front board of Jethro Tull (1674-1741), The Horse-Hoing Husbandry: or, An essay on the principles of tillage and vegetation.

“Children, Brandy Is a Bad Liquor!”

In 1794 Bernard Christian Faust (1755-1842), the court physician in the German principality of Schaumberg-Lippe, published  a book designed to teach children the principles of healthy living.  Its title was Gesundheits Katechismus zu Gebrauche in den Schulen und beym häus

Carlos Fuentes and Latin American Literary Archives at Princeton

In 1995 the Princeton University Library acquired the papers of the acclaimed Mexican author Carlos Fuentes (1928–2012), whose passing on May 15 has been marked internationally by all who admired his major contributions to modern literature and his role as …

May 2012: The Senior Thesis

From Princeton Pause featuring our own University Archivist Dan Linke.

“Children, Brandy Is a Bad Liquor!”

In 1794 Bernard Christian Faust (1755-1842), the court physician in the German principality of Schaumberg-Lippe, published  a book designed to teach children the principles of healthy living.  Its title was Gesundheits Katechismus zu Gebrauche in den Schulen und beym häus

TLS highlights Zelda’s Sketches of Scott

Anne Margaret Daniel *99 w’ 86, who teaches literature at the New School University in New York and is writing about F.

Carlos Fuentes and Latin American Literary Archives at Princeton

In 1995 the Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity Library acquired the papers of the acclaimed Mex­i­can author Car­los Fuentes (1928–2012), whose pass­ing on May 15 has been marked inter­na­tion­ally by all who admired his major con­tri­bu­tions to mod­ern lit­er­a­ture and his role a

The Daily Princetonian is digitized and keyword searchable

The Princeton University Archives, working in conjunction with the Princeton University Library Digital Initiatives, has nearly completed a monumental project that will change the way researchers investigate University history.

Marked up by Maurice: Unique Copies of Sendak’s Works in Cotsen

The passing of Maurice Sendak this week prompted a review of Cotsen’s holdings for a few special things to share with his many admirers. The artist at work. Else Holmelund Minarik. A Kiss for Little Bear. Pictures by Maurice Sendak.

Marked up by Maurice: Unique Copies of Sendak’s Works in Cotsen

The passing of Maurice Sendak this week prompted a review of Cotsen’s holdings for a few special things to share with his many admirers. The artist at work. Else Holmelund Minarik. A Kiss for Little Bear. Pictures by Maurice Sendak.

The Daily Princetonian is digitized and keyword searchable

The Princeton University Archives, working in conjunction with the Princeton University Library Digital Initiatives, has completed a monumental project that will change the way researchers investigate University history.

Cypher of Comte Henri Siméon (1803-1874)

Comte Henri Siméon had a distinguished public career during the Second Republic and the Second Empire. He also devoted years to translating Horace; his work published during his final years.

From the Archives: During Great Depression bank holiday, ‘Prince’ issued its own currency

Following President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s declaration of a four-day nationwide bank holiday during the Great Depression, The Daily Princetonian issued its own currency in denominations of 25 cents.

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