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Rare Book Talk: Valerie Lester will speak about her recent book, Giambattista Bodoni: His Life and His World.


Thursday, September 29th At 3:00 pm in the Lessing J Rosenwald Room (LJ205)


Books and other items available from the Library of Congress Sales Shop


See the new Finding Aid, The Ralph Ellison Collection, (1937-2010)

Rare Book of the Month
"I am Ann Rutledge..."

'Anne Rutledge.' [words by] Edgar Lee Masters; music for voice and piano by Sam Raphling. 1952. Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

“Anne Rutledge.” [words by] Edgar Lee Masters; music for voice and piano by Sam Raphling. 1952. Rare Book and Special Collections Division.


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Precious Dutch Minatures


Detail from Verscheyde Soorte van Miniatuur from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection.

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Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 239
  Washington, D.C. 20540-4740
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The Gutenberg Bible
The first great book printed in Western Europe from movable metal type.


Rare Book Event: Hernán Sánchez Martínez de Pinillos, Professor at the University of Maryland lectures about "The Life and Work of Miguel de Cervantes"
Friday, October 21, at 3 p.m. Rosenwald Room, LJ-205. For details, click: here. Also see details on the division's Cervantes Collection


Illus. in: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Vica y Itechos del Lugenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha,

 

 

The unique materials of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, now totaling over 800,000 items, include books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, prints, posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. At the center is Thomas Jefferson's book collection, which was sold to Congress in 1815.
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