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Recent Acquisitions feature: Psalter

As we prepare for our Recent Acquisitions Evening on March 22, we continue to feature some of the items that will be on display. This diminutive volume is a psalter — a book, used in private devotion, containing the biblical … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions feature: México y sus alrededores

As we count down the days until our Recent Acquisitions Evening, we continue to feature items that will be on display on March 22. México y sus alrededores (Mexico and its Surroundings) is a stunning document of life in Mexico … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions feature: Analog Tweeting

As our Recent Acquisitions Evening approaches, we’re continuing to feature items that will be on display. Today’s feature is Analog Tweeting by book artist Todd Pattison. Analog Tweeting is a set of miniature handmade blank books, each with a letter … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions feature: Fantasmagoriana

As we prepare for our Recent Acquisitions Evening on March 22, we continue to feature some of the items that will be on display. Among them is Fantasmagoriana. A French anthology of ghost stories published in 1812, Fantasmagoriana is famous … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions feature: Z Mého Dětství (From my Childhood)

As we prepare for our Recent Acquisitions Evening on March 22, we continue to feature some of the items that will be on display. Among them is Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová’s 1929 Z Mého Dětství (From my Childhood). Considered to be the … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions feature: Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea

In anticipation of the Rare Book Collection’s Recent Acquisitions Evening on March 22, we’re highlighting a number of the items that will be on display. One notable work is William Smith’s 1728 Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea. Smith was a … Continue reading

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RBC Books Go to the Museum 

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh has borrowed six volumes from the Rare Book Collection for their current exhibition, Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470-1520. Four of the books date from the Incunabula period, the first fifty … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions feature: The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque: A Game

This is the first in a series of posts featuring items that will be on display during the Rare Book Collection’s Recent Acquisitions Evening on March 22. The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque: A Game is … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions Evening 2017

We’re excited to announce that the Rare Book Collection will host its biannual Recent Acquisitions Evening on March 22. The event, a not-under-glass display, is a unique opportunity to closely examine some of the notable items we’ve acquired in the … Continue reading

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Mansfield Park: Texts and Contexts

June 16–19, 2016, marked the fourth annual Jane Austen Summer Program (JASP) at UNC, a yearly event that brings students, scholars, and fans of Austen from across the country for a weekend-long immersion in one of Austen’s novels. JASP’s sophomore … Continue reading

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