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Randolph Caldecott! A children's book illustrator so beloved that a medal was named in his honor by the American Library Association for the best children's book illustrator of the year.
The First Printed Christmas Card
“A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To You.” London: Summerly’s Home Treasury Office, .
Rare Book Blog
New Online: A Digital Treasure Trove of Rare Books
Thanks to the digital age, the stacks are open and searchable—everyone can access these untold treasures through our newly released web portal.
Fresh Off the Digital Press
Report of the Philadelphia Fashions and Tailors' archetype: for the fall and winter of 1827-8. [Philadelphia, Pa: s.n., 1827]
Rare Book Webcast
Schemes of Annotation in Ptolemy's Geography
Chet Van Duzer discusses Ptolemy's "Geography."
Want to ask our reference staff a question about the rare book & special collections?
Symposium at the Library
Imagining the Extraordinary: Scientific Illustration from the Renaissance to the Digital Age
March 15, 2018: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March 16, 2018: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Featured Online Exhibit
Martin Luther as Priest, Heretic, and Outlaw:
The Reformation at 500
|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.