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Dr. Kuczynski reading a rare book

Special Collections' Rare Books unit preserves approximately 50,000 titles dating from a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1456) to recent first editions. These include a wide range of formats, from miniatures no larger than one inch high, to volumes forty inches tall; from five-hundred year-old books in as fine a condition as the day they were printed to twentieth-century first editions crumbing from the acidity of their paper.

‚óŹ Read Dr. Kuczynski's testimonial on rare books at Tulane University

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  • Natural History
  • The American Revolution
  • American Travel Accounts
  • British Shire Histories
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century English Language Fiction
  • Romanov Russian History and Travel
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • The Steamboat Collection
  • Swiss history
  • Kelmscott Press publications
  •  William Faulkner
  •  Lafcadio Hearn
  •  Stendhal
  •  Robert Southey
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