Month: July 2023
By Will Noel Last year, Mike Toth of R.B. Toth Associates, in collaboration with the Digital Imaging Studio of Princeton University Library, captured multispectral images of Princeton University’s Garrett Ms. 24. This is a 10th-century Greek palimpsest, containing a number of Greek and Aramaic undertexts […]
Alexander Wainwright, associate librarian for acquisitions, effected the purchase of these selections, amounting to a total of 186 volumes, using monies from the Charles F. Wells Library Fund during the academic year 1973-74. The acquisition was announced in the Princeton University Library Chronicle for Autumn 1974.
This card is one of a series of extremely rare trade cards issued by Peck & Snyder Sporting Goods Emporium featuring a formal studio photograph of the baseball team on the front affixed to a trade card with advertising for Peck & Snyder on the back. Unfortunately, the graphic on the back is not visible as the card has been pasted into the scrapbook, which was a common practice for the period.
The illustrations in this volume are amazing. One of my favorite things about history is seeing how similar humans have always been despite how much the world has changed, and who hasn’t doodled on their math homework before? Whether I’m poring over the depictions of various creatures or trying to figure out exactly what math is going on, every page of this manuscript piques my interest.
By Will Noel Junius Spencer Morgan gave a phenomenal collection of materials to the Princeton University Library, so last year I decided to create a small online exhibition on items from that collection that we have digitized already. With very many thanks to Steve Ferguson […]