Selected Special Collections
Jules Verne Collection
Early editions of Jules Verne's writings
Jules Verne Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division was presented to the Library in 1961 by Rilma Hurd. Assembled by her father, Willis E. Hurd of Arlington, Virginia, the collection consists largely of late nineteenth and early twentieth century editions of the science fiction writer's works which were issued in translation in England and the United States. The books have distinctive illustrations and decorated covers.