Archive: "New acquisitions" Category

Robert Burns Day 2017

In honor of Robert Burns’ birthday (Jan. 25, 1759) celebrations across the globe, check out these new additions to the Burns Collection!   Bàrdachd Raibeirt Burns ann an Gàidhlig: eadar-theangachaidhean na 19mh is na 20mh linn (The poetry of Robert Burns in Scots Gaelic: translations of the 19th and 20th centuries). Call number: Burns Collection …

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The Complutensian Bible

One of the most famous early printed Bibles is known as the “Complutensian Polyglot,” a multi-language Bible published at the Complutense University in the early 1500s (the University is now the University of Madrid, but in the 15th and 16th centuries the university was located in Alcalá de Henares, which was called Complutum in Latin). …

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More new acquisitions: Fine Press collections

Special Collections is always acquiring new fine press books. This year, we’ve added books from important 20th century presses like the Grabhorn, Gregynog, and Golden Cockerel Presses, along with the work of contemporary artists. Here is a brief sampling:

New acquisitions!

One of the premier collections in our Renaissance printing collection is a collection of imprints by Parisian printer Simon de Colines. The library is constantly adding to the collection in order to get a complete record of Colines’ output as a printer. Here are images from our most recent acquisitions:  

Athanasius Kircher and his Cabinet of Curiosities

In Early Modern Europe, well-connected individuals with the collecting bug assembled eclectic collections of natural and man-made objects known as kunstkammer or cabinets of curiosities. These collections could be small enough to fill a bookcase or large enough to fill an exhibit hall. One prominent collector of the 17th century was Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), …

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New acquisitions: astronomy around the world

Special Collections has a small but significant collection of rare Japanese books and manuscripts, and we periodically add to it. One of our most recent acquisitions is a 1796 treatise on Western science, “Oranda tensetsu,” or Dutch Astronomy Explained.  It is one of several books published by Japanese printmaker Shiba Kōkan which discuss European science …

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New sources for American poetry

Special Collections has recently acquired copies of several important 19th and early 20th century anthologies of American poetry and literary criticism. These are wonderful resources for students of  American poetry, providing information about literary reception and canon formation in the 19th century as well as publishing the work of  many long-forgotten poets of the period. …

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New acquisitions: medieval manuscript facsimiles

Facsimiles of three famous illuminated medieval manuscripts have recently been added to Special Collections’ holdings. All three are associated with known artists and all are available for consultation in the reading room or in the classroom! Hours of Henry VIII This Book of Hours (pictured above) was illuminated in Tours, France by artist Jean Poyet …

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New Acquisitions: Literary Criticism and Biography

Looking for new sources on topics in American literature? Here are a few of the latest additions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. You will only find them in Special Collections! Christine Gerhardt, A Place for Humility: Whitman, Dickinson, and the Natural World. University of Iowa Press, 2014.   Justin Martin, …

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