Monday, September 24, 2012

New Library, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

[LIB7043] General Rare Books: Holdings include approximately 200,000 rare and historically significant printed books in Western languages, with remarkable collections of early European and American imprints, annotated books, historic bindings, emblem books, limited editions, presentation copies, and association copies. The Rare Books Division is especially strong in classical Latin texts; American history and literature; English history and literature; angling and sporting books; and, to a lesser extent, French, German, and Latin American literature. Of special interest are the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists, the Howard Behrman Collection of American Literature, the Miriam Y. Holden Collection on American Women, the Grenville Kane Collection of Americana, and the Junius Spencer Morgan Collection of Virgil. Recent collecting has focused on materials relating to modern Greece, thus supporting the University's program in Hellenic Studies. Individual items are listed in the Main catalog. Collective descriptions are available in the Guide to Selected Special Collections of Printed Books and Other Materials in the Princeton University Library at

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