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Illustration from Book of hours: St. Anne teaching Mary to read: Illustration from Book of hours  (Ms. Library of Congress. Rosenwald ms. 10).

Catholic Church, Book of Hours,1524. The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection

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Precious Dutch Miniatures
Illustrations from the 1693 "Verscheyde Soorte van Miniatuur” by Johannes Teyler, painter, engraver and inventor of the color print.

Upcoming Talk: Working Towards a Feminist Theory of Printing with Sarah Werner

Thursday, December 13th at 2:30pm. Rosenwald Room, LJ 205

Interactive Exhibit
Incunabula; the Art & History of Printing in Western Europe, c. 1450-1500

Rare Book of the Month Blog Post: "King Winter - A Book to Bring in the Season

Jack Frost hanging his icicles.


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Paul Avrich Anarchism Collection, 1890-2006

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African American Perspectives

History and culture from the early 19th-20th centuries. Authors include Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, Mary Church Terrell, Kelly Miller, Charles Sumner, Emanuel Love and more.

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.
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  December 11, 2018
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