Author Archives: Jennifer Park

Why We Write in Books

Watch this video to hear curator Claudia Funke speak about annotated books in the Rare Book Collection. Of course, they come to us already annotated. No writing in a book takes place after it enters our collection. Heaven forbid! Writing … Continue reading

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John Donne’s Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

We are excited to report that we’ve acquired a very rare edition of John Donne’s famous Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, known best for containing the oft-quoted “No man is an island” and from whence Ernest Hemingway received inspiration for the … Continue reading

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Physiologie du musicien – Wick Collection of French Romantic Literature

The Physiologies of a variety of subjects—including the physiology of physiologies—were all the vogue in France between 1840 and 1850. A new one in the Rare Book Collection is the Physiologie du musicien, acquired as part of Peter Wick’s incredibly … Continue reading

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Samuel Daniel’s Civil Wars (1609)

Civil wars have served as catalysts for drastic changes in national and political identities all over the world. One of England’s major civil wars was actually a series of civil wars, known as the Wars of the Roses, during the … Continue reading

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