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Upcoming Lecture
Calligraphy and Lettering Used in Artists' Books with Rawan Alferachy

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3pm. Rosenwald Room, LJ-205

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


Rare Book of the Month: Mary's Treasures

Rare Book Blog Post: World War I; "Kim," the Life Saver

New Pinterest Board

A Child's Garden of Verses
Illustration of Stevenson

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Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 239
  Washington, D.C. 20540-4740
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* Final book requests at 4:15pm
Closed Sat/Sun & Federal holidays

Please Note: The Library will be closed January 16 and January 19th-20th, 2017.

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

See the new Finding Aid: Scrapbooks Compiled by Thompson and Chesson, (1797-1886). 19 scrapbooks compliled by British abolitionists



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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