2017–2019 Notable Acquisitions

Notable Purchases

English Literature

Robert Allott, Englands Parnassus, or, The Choysest Flowers of Our Moderne Poets (London, 1600).

George Gordon Byron, A Catalogue of a Collection of Books, Late the Property of a Nobleman About to Leave England on a Tour ([London], [W. Bulmer and Co.], [1816]).

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote (London: Harrison and Co., 1782)

Hanuman Books, [Full Press Run of Hanuman Books] (1986–1993).

Edward Kimpton, A New and Complete Universal History of the Holy Bible (London: J. Cooke, [ca. 1785]).

John Milton, The Paradise Lost of Milton (London: Septimus Prowett, 1827).

Abraham Rees, The Cyclopaedia, or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1819–20).

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831).

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Epipsychidion (London: C. and J. Ollier, 1821).

Latin American History & Culture

Ludovico Bertonio, Vocabulario de la lengua Aymara ([Juli, Peru]: Francisco del Canto, 1612).

Collection of Chromolithographic Trading Card Albums (20th century).

Collection of Twenty-nine Chromolithographic Trading Cards Related to Revolution in Cuba (20th century).

Diego Valadés, Rhetorica christiana ad concionandi, et orandi usum accommodata (Perugia, Italy: Pietro Petrucci, 1579).

Art & Global Culture

Paolo Boni, Chant du printemps: poème populaire arménien du Moyen-âge (Paris: Gayzag Zakarian, [1969]).

Commemorative Japanese Military and Imperial Propaganda Postcards (Japan, ca. 1905–1935).

Nasim Davari, Marvel of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (2018).

Mahdī Husaynī, Shāhnāmah-i Mahdī ([Iran]: Mahdī Ḥusaynī, 2015)

Ardeshir Mohasses, Ardešir o Havā-ye Tufāni [Ardeshir and Stormy Winds] (Tehran: Tus Publication, 1973).

—. Tashrīfāt [Ceremonies: Drawings] (Tehran: Gallery Ave, 1972).

Reflektor (Prague: Melantrich, [1925–1929]).

Ali Akbar Sadeghi, The Complete Works: Love, Life, Lost (Tehran: ABbookness, 2016).

Ludvík Vaculík, Český snář: sny roku 1979 ([Prague], 1981).

Literature in Translation

Thomas Browne, La religion du Médecin (Holland, 1668).

George Gordon Byron, Oeuvres de Lord Byron, traduites de l’anglais (Paris: Ladvocat, 1819–1821).

Omar Khayyam, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1859).

Vladimir Nabokov, Eugene Onegin (Arion Press, 2018)

Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne (Madame de La Fayette), Zayde: A Spanish History (London: Francis Sanders, 1690).

Muhammad Qādirī, Contes extraits du Thouthi-nameh, traduits du persan (Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825).

Ann Ward Radcliffe, Les mysteres d’Udolphe (Paris: Maradan, 1797).

Humanist Scholarship

Aristotle, Decem librorum Moralium Aristotelis ([Paris]: Henry Estienne, 1505).

Jean Calvin, Sefer Ḥinukh beḥire Yah ([Geneva, Switzerland]: Robert Estienne, 1554).

Chronologie et sommaire des sovverains, (Paris: Pierre Portier, 1622).

Pierre Robert Olivétan, trans., La Bible en Francoys (Lyon: Guillame Roville and Thibault Payen, 1547).

Parvulus philosophiae moralis in Ethicam Aristotelis introductorius (Eastern Germany or Central Europe, ca. 1504–1543). Manuscript book on paper.

Travel & Exploration

Theobald Baltner, Der krieg zwischenn dem großmechtigen propheten Sophi, Türcken, vnd dem Soldan ([Nuremberg]: [Gutknecht], [1518]).

Francisco Cañes, Gramatica Arabigo-Española, vulgar, y literal (Madrid: Antonio Perez de Soto, 1775).

Samuel Evers, A Journal Kept on a Journey from Bassora to Bagdad (Horsham: Arthur Lee, 1784).

Adeliza Farrer-Baynes, [Manuscript Diary of a Tour of the West Indies] (1887–1888).

Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, Encyclopédie des voyages ([Paris]: Chez Deroy, 1796).

Xavier Hommaire de Hell, Voyage en Turque et en Perse (Paris: P. Bertrand, 1854).

C. Julius Solinus, Polyhistor, rerum toto orbe memorabilium thesaurus locupletissimus (Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1543).

Jean de Thévenot, Gedenkwaardige en zeer naauwkeurige reizen van den Heere de Thevenot (Amsterdam: Jan Bouman, 1681–82).

History of the Book

14 Papier Gauffré Publisher’s Bindings (France: various publishers, 1844–1878).

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet, Notes and proofs for Le globe celeste ([Paris], [ca. 1820]).

[al-Qurʼān al-Karīm] ([Glasgow]: [David Bryce], [ca. 1900]).

Johannes Aventinus, Annalium Boiorum libri VII (Leipzig: Joannis Frederic Braunii, 1710).

Breviary for Celestine Use ([France], [between 1460 and 1475]). Manuscript book on parchment.

Carmina Quinque Illustrium Poetarum (Venice: G. Giglio, 1558).

Catherine Hodson (née Wood) Diaries and Day Books (Various publishers, 1789–1854).

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Zemaré and Mawāseʼet ([Ethiopia], [ca. 1850]).

Aelius Galenus, De Affectorum locorum notitia, Libri Sex (Paris: Henri Estienne, 1512).

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Aelius Galenus, De Differentiis Foebrium Libri Duo (Paris: Henri Estienne, 1512).

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Hippocrates, Hippocratis Coi Presagiorum Libri Tres (Paris: Henri Estienne, 1511).

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Paulus Aegineta, Precepta Salubria (Paris: Henri Estienne, 1512).

Horapollo, Orus Apollo de Aegypt de la signification des notes Hieroglyphiques des Aegyptiens (Paris: Jacques Kerver, 1543).

Saadi, Gulistān ([Tabriz], [1839]).

William Spooner, Spooner’s Transformations. No. 5.: The Royal Rose of England (London: William Spooner, 1838).

—. Spooner’s Protean Views. No. 15: Temple Bar London: Changing to the Queen’s visit to Guildhall and Her Reception on Entering the City (London: William Spooner, [ca. 1837]).

Tin-tun-ling, La petite pantoufle (Thou-sio-sié) ([Paris]: l’Eau-forte, [1875]).

Giovanni Valvassori, Opera noua contemplatiua (Venice, [ca. 1530]).

Social Movements and Protest

Apartheid (Heverlee: Jan De Smet, [ca. 1976]).

Aimé Césaire, Discours sur le colonialism (Paris: Réclame, 1950).

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano : or Gustavus Vassa, the African (London: Olaudah Equiano, G.G.J. & J. Robinson, and Charles Stalker, 1793).

Kanker Autoos ([Orange Free State Province, South Africa]: [ca. 1970]).

Toos Koedam, Shell helpt apartheid-terreur in Zuidelijk Afrika ([The Netherlands], [ca. 1979]).

Muhammad Speaks (Chicago: Muhammad’s Mosque/Temple No. 2, 1969–1975).

North American Congress on Latin America, Mexico 1968: A Study of Domination and Repression (New York: North American Congress on Latin America, 1968).

Unidos detengamos la agresión!! ([México] : [Taller de Gráfica Popular], [ca. 1961]).

Jean Pierre Vigier, Action (Paris, 1968–1969).

Zapiro, Botha’s Emergency: Legalized Murder ([South Africa]: [United Democratic Front], [ca. 1985]).

 

Gifts

Catherine Murphy MAESTRA Collection, 2004–2014.

 

Transfers

The Health Sciences Historical Collection is now part of the Rare Book Collection. Some notable highlights from this collection include:

Elizabeth Blackwell, Herbarium Blackwellianum (Nuremberg: C. de Lavnoy, 1754–1760).

Samuël Senior Coronel, De bloedsomloop en de spijsvertering van den mensch (Amsterdam: A. van Klaveren, [ca. 1901]).

—. De hersenen en de zintuigen van den mensch (Amsterdam: A. van Klaveren, [ca. 1898]).

Samuel Fastlicht, La odontología en el México prehispánico (Mexico: [Talleres de Edimex], 1971).

Father John’s Medicine Crate Lid (Unites States of America, ca. 1900).

Frank H. Netter Papers, 1945–1991.

Skoda Discovery Company Crate Lid (United States of America, ca. 1900).

Tooth Keys (United States of America, ca. 1800).

The Water Cure (London: Newman & Co., [1869–1870]).

Johann Wittich, Bericht von den wunderbaren bezoardischen Steinen (Leipzig: [Hans Steinmanns Erben], 1589).