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Upcoming Lecture
Wisdom Books from the Saint John's Bible; a Talk by Tim Ternes, Director, The Saint John's Bible and HMML Programming

Wednesday, February 15, 2016, 3pm. Rosenwald Room, LJ-205

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Books and other items available from the Library of Congress Sales Shop

 

Rare Book of the Month: Mary's Treasures


Fresh Off the Digital Press: Cronecken der Sassen, (Chronicles of Saxony) Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, March 6, 1492.

From the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection


New Pinterest Board

A Child's Garden of Verses
Illustration of Stevenson

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The Gutenberg Bible
The first great book printed in Western Europe from movable metal type.


See the Susan B. Anthony Collection's new Annotated Bibliography With Inscriptions


[Susan B. Anthony, full-length portrait, seated, facing left]. From the Prints and Photographs Division

 

 

The unique materials of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, now totaling over 800,000 items, include books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, prints, posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. At the center is Thomas Jefferson's book collection, which was sold to Congress in 1815.
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