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Bookplate designed by Ze’ev Raban

Bookplate designed by Ze’ev Raban. “From the books of Batya and Shlomo Greenberg.” On front pastedown of Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869). Letters …,edited, with an introduction and notes, by Rabbi David Philipson.

Armorial bookplate dated 1739: Francis Massy, Esq. of Rixton, Lancashire

“Francis Massy, lord of the manors of Rixton and Glazebrook, born 1703, and who died unmarried 28 September 1748, when the family became extinct.

Armorial bookplate: Valentin Ferdinand von Gudenus (1679-1758)

Armorial bookplate of Valentin Ferdinand von Gudenus (1679-1758). Engraving signed “A. Reinhardt” (likely to be ‘the elder’, ca. 1676-1742). Pasted on verso of title page of Hugo Grotius, Annales et historiæ de rebus Belgicis.

Exhibition of Greek Medals at Princeton University Library

Exhibition of Greek Medals at Princeton University Library To showcase its recent acquisition of a collection of more than 120 medals of modern Greece, the Princeton University Numismatic Collection has installed an exhibition of a selection of historically important piec

RBSC Firestone Participates in Third Art Walk on May 3, 2012

ArtWalk, Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 5-8 pm, the Main and Milberg Galleries will be open in Firestone Library, Special Collections – A Fine Addition, New & Notable Acquisitions in Princeton’s Special Collections, Capping Liberty: The Invention of …

Binder’s ticket: Padeloup. Relieur du Roy.

❧ “Relié par Padeloup Relieur du Roy, place de Sorbonne à Paris” pasted at foot of title page of Représentation des fêtes données par la ville de Strasbourg pour la convalescence du Roi à l’arrivée et pendant le séjour de …

The Princeton University Archives is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on the theme of Women at Princeton!

Prince­ton Alumni Weekly high­lights ‘She Roars’ conference By Cass Cliat, Pub­lished in the April 25, 2012, issue WHO: Interested University community members (students, graduate students, professors, staff, community).  Limited to 15 participants; please RSVP before Wed

Hid­den Trea­sure: Unex­pected ­Dis­cov­er­ies in Fire­stone Library

Princeton Alumni Weekly highlights recently discovered Gwen John watercolors and other discoveries in the Manuscripts Division over the past two decades: Hidden Treasure: Unexpected ­Discoveries in Firestone Library By Jennifer Altmann, Published in the April 25, 2012, is

Obscura Day – Faces from the Past: Death Masks at Princeton University, Saturday, April 28

Faces from the Past:  A Viewing of Death Masks from the Laurence Hutton Collection Exhibition Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton University  12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Opening lecture and reception: “Observational and Imaginary Anatomy” by Eugene S. Flamm, Class of 58

April 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Betts Auditorium On Sun­day, April 22, Dr.

Applying “More Product, Less Process” to very large collections: Mudd archivist presents at professional conference

Recently project archivist Adriane Hanson presented some of her work at the recent spring conference of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) ( in Cape May, NJ.

Crest of Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753)

His library sold at Sotheby’s, June 11, 1902. ❧ Crest and spine at right: Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687. Scarronnides: or, Virgile travestie. A mock-poem. In imitation of the fourth book of Virgils Aeneis in English, burlesque … London, Printed by E.

Ex Libris Adr. Jos. Havé

❧ Ownership stamping of Adrien-Joseph Havé (1740-1817) on spine of: Holbach, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d’, 1723-1789. La contagion sacrée; ou, Histoire naturelle de la superstition. Ouvrage tr. de l’anglois. … Londres, 1768. (Ex) BF1410.xH6.