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13 Bak’tun Web Site Live

The Rare Book Collection is excited to be co-sponsoring “13 Bak’tun: New Maya Perspectives in 2012,” a symposium on Maya civilization in recognition of the end of the current great cycle in the Maya Long Count calendar.   Find out … Continue reading

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An Evening of Enchantment

On Thursday evening March 29th, the Rare Book Collection celebrated its new exhibition Nature and the Unnatural in Shakespeare’s Age with a reception and lecture by Prof. Mary Floyd-Wilson, “Maidens Call It Love-in-Idleness”: Potions, Passion, and Fairy Knowledge in A … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

February 7, 2012, is truly a hallowed date for the history of English literature, marking as it does, the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great writer Charles Dickens. We could not forget, because the RBC includes a wonderful … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from the Rare Book Collection!

Best wishes to our friends and all book lovers for a happy and healthy New Year!  

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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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