Special Collections, special books, and special readers

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2011-04-01T18:38:06Z

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Cazes, Hélène

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This lecture gives a “guided tour” of a selection of mini-collections within Special Collections: history of medicine, Bibles, discovery of the Americas and Amer-Indian religions, and Aldine editions of modern dictionaries. Leafing through the pages of some of the most precious books in Special Collections will introduce us to scholars, collectors, pious owners, bibliophiles, as well as to bored and undisciplined scribblers using the margins of books for penmanship training.

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54.10 minutes

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