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  • The Princeton University Library Chronicle - Volume 38, Issues 2 and 3

    Issue devoted to the Robert H. Taylor Collection.  Guest editor: Robert J. Wickenheiser

  • 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.

  • Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas: A Correspondence

    This is the first time the letters between Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas have been published. Shaw, the playwright and socialist, and Douglas, the aristocratic poet and ultraconservative, were antagonists in every way. But in 1931, many years after the downfall of Oscar Wilde -- the scandal with which Douglas’s name is always associated -- Douglas, hoping to boost American sales of his autobiography, asked Shaw to write a preface for it. Shaw refused. The exchange did not end, there, however, but continued for more than a decade, until Douglas died at 74.

  • New Jersey Road Maps of the 18th Century

    In making these historical documents more generally accessible, in convenient and readily consultable form, the Princeton University Library hopes to make a useful and appropriate contribution to the New Jersey Tercentenary celebration. This booklet is designed not only for historians, but for all who enjoy journeying backward in time or who like to know whence and whither they are going when traveling forward. The brief descriptive notices explain the circumstances in which the maps were produced, but make no attempt to provide an exhaustive commentary on the localities portrayed.

  • Same Purposeful Instinct, The: Essays in Honor of William H. Scheide: Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume LV, Number 2, Winter 1994

    Contents: A Tribute to William H. Scheide, by Harold T. Shapiro; “The Same Purposeful Instinct”: Essays in Honor of William H. Scheide, by William P. Stoneman; William H. Scheide as Seen from the Grolier Club, by G. Thomas Tanselle; The Scheide Psalter-Hours, by Adelaide Bennett; The Scheide Gradual, Bernardino de Capris, and Manuscript Painting in Novara, by Edith W. Kirsch; In Defense of Ancient Liberties: Shrewsbury Abbey and the English Constitutional Crisis of 1297, by Don C.

  • 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.

  • Printing in Princeton, New Jersey, 1786-1876: A Bibliography

    Printing came relatively late to Princeton, as it did to New Jersey, because the printing press had been introduced in both Phila. and New York in 1700, and several presses became established in each of these cities. The less-populated colony of New Jersey had little need for printing. Laws and other official publications of the colony could easily be printed in Phila. or New York. Following the establishment of the College of New Jersey (later, Princeton Univ.) in 1746, New York printer James Parker set up the first permanent press in New Jersey in 1754.