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Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Curator of Rare Books
609-258-9942

The Zeiss Collection consists of books which "will inspire an interest in, and a desire to restore and conserve, wildlife." It has two parts: one primarily intended as a browsing collection for undergraduates and is shelved on the first floor of Firestone Library; the second part is a small group of rare books, including such notables as Edward Lear's Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots (London, 1832) [an album of 42 colored plates, Ex 88825.569e]. The rare Zeiss books are classified as part of the General Rare Book Collection (Ex); there is no special Ex sub-section of Zeiss.