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Gutenberg Bible
One leaf from the Book of Ezekiel

Mainz: Johann Gutenberg, n.d. [1450-54]
Donor: Robert J. Flanagan, Emeritus Trustee

A leaf (Ezekiel 32:13-31 and 33:1-26) of the first book printed from moveable type.

Avli Gellii Lvcvlentissimi Scriptoris Noctes Atticæ
AULUS GELLIUS

Venice: Joan. Gryphius, 1550
Donor: Charles Rayment, Emeritus Professor of Classics

Gellius Aulus, in his Attic Nights, offers a series of essays on a broad range of topics. He is responsible for passing down a number of classical stories, notably that of Androcles and the lion.

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Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Involarvm Ritibvs Virginiae
THEODOR DE BRY

Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590
Donor: McGregor Fund

Brevis Narratio eorvm qvae in Florida Americae Provincia Gallis acciderunt
THEODOR DE BRY and JACQUES LE MOYNE DE MORGUES

Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1591
Donor: McGregor Fund

Theodor De Bry, a Frankfort goldsmith, engraver and bookseller, produced a series of volumes chronicling many of the earliest expeditions to the Americas. The first volume of the series is a reissue, with illustrations added, of Thomas Hariot's narration of the first English settlement in Virginia. The 1591 volume presents early expeditions to Florida. Prints from these and later volumes are some of the earliest images of the New World. Gould Library's copies are bound by the London firm of Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

The History of the Life of the Duke of Espernon
GUILLAUME GIRARD
CHARLES COTTON, trans.

London: Henry Brome, 1670
Donor: Louis W. Hill, Jr., friend of the College

This translation of a French historical account focuses on the life of a noted French courtier and favorite of Henry III. The Duke was later suspected of complicity in the assassination of Henry IV.

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Eighteenth Century

Le Petit Atlas Maritime
JACQUES NICOLAS BELLIN

5 vols., Paris, 1764
Donor: McGregor Fund

Bellin, an engineer and geographer with the French navy, was the most highly respected mapmaker in 18th century France. This 5-volume set includes engravings of coastlines from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

The McGregor Fund was a privately funded initiative developed to give institutions access to original documents important to the early history of the United States. The Fund provided catalogs of available documents as well as purchase funds. Carleton participated in the program from 1938 to 1943.

Johnson
A Dictionary of the English Language
SAMUEL JOHNSON

London: Printed for J. Strahan et al., 1778
Donors: Ronald M. Hubbs

Gould Library holds several editions of Johnson's famed Dictionary in Special Collections, including the two-volume folio first edition of 1755. This sixth edition of 1778 has both volumes bound in one.

The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland
GEORGE AUGUSTUS WALPOOLE ET AL.

London: Alex. Hogg, 1784
Donor: Thomas Crosby, former chair of the Board of Trustees

A late 18th century volume, containing engraved views as well as maps of locations throughout the British Isles.

Tyger Lily
The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed
WILLIAM CURTIS

76 vols. in 30, London: W. Curtis, 1787-1800
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Hurley O. Warming, friends of the College

This periodical includes accurate and meticulously hand-colored engravings of thousands of species of flowering plants, accompanied by their Latin classifications and descriptions of their characteristics. William Curtis founded The Botanical Magazine in 1787, and it continues to be published on behalf of the Bentham-Moxon Trust for the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

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Plantarum Rariorum Horti Cæsarei Schoenbrunnensis Descriptiones et Icones
NIKOLAUS JOSEPH JACQUIN

3 vols., Vienna: C. F. Wappler, 1797-98
Donor: Thomas Crosby, former chair of the Board of Trustees

A late 18th century herbal with engraved and sumptuously colored plates.

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Nineteenth Century

The Friends' Library (vols. 3-14)
WILLIAM EVANS
THOMAS EVANS
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

Philadelphia: Joseph Rakestraw, 1839-50
Donor: Robert Arthur, friend of the College

Moby Dick; or, the Whale
HERMAN MELVILLE

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851
Donor: Thomas B. Morgan, class of 1949 and former Trustee

First American edition, printed in an edition of only 3000 copies, many of which burned in a warehouse fire three years after publication. The red cloth cover is an especially rare and desirable feature.

Kitchi-Gami. Wanderings Round Lake Superior
J. G. KOHL

London: Chapman and Hall, 1860
Donor: Donald Beaty Bloch, grandfather of Susannah ( Hopkins ) Leisher, class of 1985

First edition of the English translation of an important 1859 German account of the manners and customs of the Ojibway Indians of the Lake Superior region.

The Seven Lamps of Architecture
JOHN RUSKIN

New York: John Wiley & Son, 1865
Donor: Lauren Soth, Professor of Art History

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The Great Divide: Travels in the Upper Yellowstone in the Summer of 1874
WINDHAM THOMAS WYNDHAM-QUIN DUNRAVEN
VALENTINE W. BROMLEY, illus.

London: Chatto and Windus, 1876
Donor: Donald Beaty Bloch, grandparent of Susannah (Hopkins) Leisher, class of 1985

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Saints in Art
CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT WATERS

Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1899
Donor: Lauren Soth, Professor of Art History

A fine example of the decorated publisher bindings that characterize late 19th and early 20th century trade editions.

Johnson-Boswell Album
Compiled by FREDERICK LOCKER-LAMPSON

Late 19th century
Donor: John H. Bullion, class of 1974

This unique album of engravings, clippings, and manuscript items relating to the circle of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell was assembled by the noted English collector, Frederick Locker-Lampson.

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Early Twentieth Century

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
LEWIS CARROLL
PETER NEWELL, illus.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1902
Donors: Raphael and Jane Bernstein, former Trustee

Peter Newell was an American illustrator whose pictures provide a contrast to John Tenniel's. Newell's illustrations, along with the Art Nouveau page border decorations, clearly set this edition in the early 20th century.

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New Land: Four Years in the Arctic Regions
OTTO NEUMANN SVERDRUP
ETHEL HARRIET HEARN, trans.

2 vols., London: Longman, Green, and Co., 1904
Donor: Jeffrey H. Strickler and Karen Stewart Strickler, class of 1965

First English translation of Commander Sverdrup's own account of the Second Fram Expedition, 1898-1902.

The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON ET AL.

London: William Heineman, 1909
Donor: Arthur B. Hunt, class of 1925

The volumes of this set belong to a limited edition of 300 copies. The 3 rd volume, The Antarctica Book, contains the signatures of members of The British Antarctic Expedition. The Library's copy is no. 203.

The Tragedie of Julius Caesar
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1913
Donors: Eugene and Sadye Power, Emeritus Trustee

One of 200 copies. The text is printed in red and black type.

The Rape of Lvcrece
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1915
Donors: Raphael and Jane Bernstein, former Trustee

Printed by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson. One of 10 copies on vellum, printed in black and red. Blue crushed levant morocco with gilt ruling and lettering by The Doves Bindery.

Poems
T. S. ELIOT

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920
Donor: Frank Morral, Professor of English

The first collection of Eliot's poems published in the United States.

Ulysses
JAMES JOYCE

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926
Donor: Frank Morral, Professor of English

Sylvia Beach was an American expatriate whose bookshop, Shakespeare & Company, served as the center for the English language literary scene in Paris. Joyce's controversial novel first appeared under the imprint of her bookshop.

The Sun also Rises
ERNEST HEMINGWAY

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926
Donor: Thomas B. Morgan, class of 1949 and former Trustee

A first edition with the original dust jacket.

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Orlando: A Biography
VIRGINIA WOOLF

London: Hogarth Press, 1928
Donors: Raphael and Jane Bernstein, former Trustee

First English edition. Hogarth Press was owned and operated by Woolf and her husband Leonard.

The Compleat Angler
IZAAK WALTON

Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, c1929
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Donnelly, friends of the College

An edition of 1100, with copper plate engravings, some color-stencilled. Produced under the direction of Francis Meynell. Gould Library's copy is no. 192.

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Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
RICHARD EVELYN BYRD

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1935
Donor: Charles Coskran, parent and friend of the College

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
ROCKWELL KENT, illus.

2 vols., Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1936
Donor: Louis W. Claeson, class of 1932

Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), whose distinctive style was admired by collectors and copied by other artists, was the most significant book illustrator in America during the 1920s and 30s. This edition of Shakespeare consists of two volumes and contains 40 full-page illustrations by Kent.

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Hagadah for Passover

New York: Saul Raskin, 1941
Donor: Lou H. Silberman, friend of the College

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
EDWARD FITZGERALD
E.A. COX, illus.

Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis, 1944
Donor: Matthew Neuman, class of 2004

Cox was one of many artists who illustrated Fitzgerald's translation of the Rubaiyat. Working in England, Cox specialized in historic and heroic adventures.

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Late Twentieth Century

What Men Live By
LEO TOLSTOY
MALLETE DEAN, illus.

Belvedere, CA: The L-D Allen Press, 1951
Donor: Karen K. Edwards, class of 1978

The Papers of Jefferson Davis
JEFFERSON DAVIS

11 vols., Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971-2003
Donor: Richard J. Sommers, class of 1964

For thirty years Mr. Sommers has donated materials on the Civil War, including his ongoing donation of this multi-volume set, with each volume received as it is issued.

Blind Date
THOMAS MEYER
JOHN FURNIVAL, illus.

Guildford: Circle Press Publications, 1979
Donor: Martin S. Ackerman Foundation

Number 117 of a limited edition of 300 books.

Tristan und Isolde
GOTTFRIED VON STRASSBURG

Stuttgart: Müller und Schindler, 1979
Donor: Roger Paas, Professor of German

A facsimile of a manuscript copy of a poetic masterpiece from the German High Middle Ages.

The Magician of Lublin
ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER
LARRY RIVERS, illus.

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1984
Donors: Raphael and Jane Bernstein, former Trustee

Copy number 234 of 1500 copies.

Registrum huius Operis Libri Cronicarum
HARTMANN SCHEDEL

Nuremberg, 1493; rpt. Ostfildern: Quantum Books, 1993
Donor: Roger Paas, Professor of German

A facsimile of the 15th century historical chronology commonly referred to as the Nuremberg Chronicle.

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Sister
FRED HAGSTROM

Minneapolis: Common Sense Graphics, 1993
Donor: Fred Hagstrom, Professor of Art

This volume is part of a the Library's growing collection of artists' books. Gould Library owns number 75 of this edition of 100 copies.

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