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ABCs Through the Centuries
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Von den erlychte[n] Frouen. Boccaccio, Giovanni,Strassburg, Johann Prüss, 1488.
From the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection
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Schemes of Annotation in Ptolemy's Geography
Chet Van Duzer discusses Ptolemy's "Geography."
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The Ralph Ellison Collection, (1937-2010) Finding Aid
Also see the description of the Ralph Ellison Library Collection
|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.