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On Display in the Library

Landing between 1st & 2nd Floor:
National Book Month: Display of Rare and Minature Books
by Julie Swierczek, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Left--Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) Top--Disquisitionum Magicarum Libri Sex (1679) Right--Grimmís Fairy Tales (1914)

Go to the second floor stairwell to view our display of miniature and rare books, including some reading quotes to highlight National Book Month. Included are Martin Del Rioís Disquisitionum Magicarum Libri Sex (1679); a first American edition of Mark Twainís Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), illustrated by E. W. Kemble; the RubŠiyŠt of Omar KhayyŠm (1884), translated by Edward Fitzgerald and illustrated by Elihu Vedder; and Grimmís Fairy Tales (1914), complete edition, illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, who is more widely known as the person who created Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy.

Langenscheidt Lilliput language dictionaries

The exhibit includes some Langenscheidt Lilliput language dictionaries, along with information about collecting miniature books. There are also several quotations about books and reading in the display.

For more information or to share comments and suggestions, please contact Julie Swierczek, university archivist and special collections librarian, at julie.swierczek@salve.edu or 401-341-2276.

The exhibit looks better in person though, so come check it out!