Exhibition Catalog

Catalog published in conjunction with an exhibition.

The Bible in English: Before and After the Hampton Court Conference, 1604

On May 1, 2004, the Princeton University Library opened an exhibition marking the 400th anniversary of an important event in the history of the English Bible. In 1604, English bishops, Puritan leaders and other churchmen convened by James I gathered at Hampton Court Palace for the purpose of determining "things pretended to be amiss in the church." One result was the renowned King James Bible, first published seven years later. For more than two and a half centuries following no other authorized translation was made.

To the Mountains of the Moon

Benefiting primarily from the 19th‑century efforts of British, French, and German explorers, most of the general mapping of Africa took place between the founding of the African Association in 1788 and the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, the start of the “Scramble for Africa” by colonial powers—a span of roughly one hundred years. European exploration of Africa sought several geographic prizes, among which were to reach the fabled city of Timbuktu, to navigate the entire length of the Niger River (Did it evaporate in the desert or flow as a tributary of the Nile?

Strait Through: Magellan to Cook & the Pacific (An Illustrated History)

This beautifully-designed book documents the story and the drama of the unfolding exploration of the Pacific Ocean that followed the discovery of the Strait of Magellan. In rare historic maps, many in full-color, and the original printed narratives of the main European explorers, the volume traces 250 years (1520s-1770s) of both national and personal maritime achievements, as the map of the Pacific slowly developed into its present shape.

First X, Then Y, Now Z: An Introduction to Landmark Thematic Maps

A thematic map may highlight an historic walking tour, locate where to find the cheapest gas, or identify global warming hotspots. Though the topics are endless, their geographical presentations will usually be visually interesting and intuitive. How, where, and when did this genre of cartography develop? This beautifully designed book introduces viewers to the early history of thematic mapping through both quantitative and qualitative examples. Shown in full color are early thematic maps in various disciplines, such as meteorology, geology.

The Cracked Lookingglass: Highlights from the Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Prose Writers: Exhibition Catalogue

This catalogue, which accompanies the eponymous exhibition in Princeton University Library’s Special Collections Gallery, January 28-July 10, 2011, provides an overview of many of the works contained in the still-growing Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Prose Writers, but it is by no means comprehensive. It is hoped that this exhibition will be a springboard to further investigation of the library’s Irish holdings and a guide to the multiplicity of ways an expanded history of Irish prose can be read. Full-color illustrations. Beautifully designed.

Oscar Wilde: A Writer for the Nineties: Exhibition Catalogue

Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Princeton Univ. Library in 1995. The 1890s in Great Britain were characterized by endings and beginnings, traditionalism and iconoclasm, decadence and regeneration. At the center of it all stood Oscar Wilde, whose work and life made him the embodiment of his contradictory age. Born in Dublin in 1854, Wilde became an Irishman who conquered England, a Protestant who loved Catholicism, a married man who loved other men, a socialist who courted West End audiences, and a romantic in an age of realism.

Money on Paper

For the past two centuries, the form of illustration that has been most familiar to much of the world’s population has been that carried on bank notes. Vsevolod Onyshkevych offered Princeton Univ. Library the opportunity to exhibit selections from his extensive collection of world paper money in association with items from the Princeton Univ. Numismatic Collection, which is richest in the paper money of the U.S. This is the catalog of the exhibition, which was held from 30 Aug. 2010 through 2 Jan. 2011.

Author’s Portrait: O, could he but have drawn his Wit

Catalog of an exhibition of portraits of authors by important artists in the Firestone Library, Princeton University, 22 January to 5 July, 2000. They have been chosen, first, because the artists are among the best in the collections and only secondarily because of the renown of the authors portrayed. These 100 portraits dating from 1481 to 1989 were created by some of the most influential artists of their generations, such as William Blake, Constantin Brancusi, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Edouard Manet, Robert Nanteuil, Willem de Passe, and August Rodin.


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