Category: Rare Books
Once a month, five objects from across Special Collections’ vast holdings will be on display in the lobby of Firestone Library for anyone to come and see. Here are the objects featured in October 2023: Object 1: Inkwell: Self-portrait as a Sphinx by Sarah Bernhardt, […]
By Steve Ferguson This is the device of a bookseller, John Wight, who traded at the Sign of the Rose in St. Paul’s Churchyard, London, between 1549 and 1589. He’s holding a book titled Scientia. This might be called a “canting” device (i.e., an emblematic […]
By Will Noel Sandwiched between Sinclair Hamilton (Class of 1906) and William H. Scheide ’36 in the list of chairs of the Friends of Princeton University Library is Robert H. Taylor ’30, who had an extraordinarily long tenure–25 years. More information about him, and digitized […]
By Charles Doran The Marrakesh Treaty was adopted on June 27, 2013, in Marrakesh, Morocco, and is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The core component of the treaty is to align and create exceptions to existing copyright laws of its signatories, which […]
On the second Thursday of the month, five objects from across Special Collections’ vast holdings will be on display in the lobby of Firestone Library for anyone to come and see. Here are the objects featured in September 2023.
By Will Noel 2023 is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio, the first edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare, printed by Jaggard and Blount in 1623. To celebrate it, tomorrow we are opening an exhibition entitled “In the Company of […]
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.