Rare Books & Mansucripts including Early Books from the Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary Library
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Looking to get away from politics? How about a Civil War diary or a few inscribed Fitzgeralds? This Autumn may be your best season of collecting yet! Beautiful first editions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass , in unrestored cloth-gilt. Beautiful set of Eliot first editions, comprising all of her major works, including the scarce Scenes of Clerical Life , Silas Marner , Middlemarch and Mill on the Floss Official manuscript document from , signed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain just three days after Columbus sighted and landed in the New World. New York,
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Pulling it carefully from the bookcase and placing it on a red velvet-covered table, she opens the box. Inside is a leather-bound book, a bit worn on the edges. Not surprising, since it is years old. An illuminated manuscript of gospels, dated , written in Latin, two hand-lettered columns fill each parchment page, save those with hand-painted scenes in jewel tones and flashes of gold. The medieval manuscript is one of seven that will be packed in custom-made boxes on this July day, preparing them for a trip to the University of Pennsylvania.