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Rare Books

Rare Book Division
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Curator of Rare Books

French writer and one of the precursors of Romanticism. Best known for his Atala (1801), René (1805), Les Natchez (1826) and his autobiography Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1849-50). There are some 300 catalogued volumes in the General Rare Books Collection (Ex), to which additions are being made. A major portion of the collection was bought from Professor Gilbert Chinard in 1963.