Rare books dating
It is still useful to consult the main card catalogue of the General Reading Room for the collections that were acquired before or in 1984.Moreover, printed catalogues for some of the collections have been published: Van Hulthem, Fétis, Count de Launoit, Ms Louis Solvay, Nyssen, Van Bogaert.Most of the books held by the Rare Books Department are (retro)catalogued in the ; in fact, all books acquired, donated or left to the Library later than 1985 are listed in it.You can search in the catalogue by origin, bookbinder or the name to whom the book is dedicated.Also in the collection are many Anglo-American legal materials to 1900, international law to 1911, Russian and Soviet law to 1954, and Chinese law to 1960.The Early Manuscripts Collection contains a wide variety of documents relating to the law, ranging in date from the late thirteenth to twentieth centuries.
Allyn Peck by a generous grant from the Peck Stacpoole Foundation, a charitable endowment for the support of genealogical, local history, and other museum and library collections.
The Library’s collection of more than 500 broadsides is one of the largest recorded and the first to be digitized in its entirety.
The examples digitized here span the years 1707 to 1891 and include accounts of executions for such crimes as arson, assault, counterfeiting, horse stealing, murder, rape, robbery, and treason.
The appendix lists online and print resources for more information on the questions covered.
Millions of books, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, and broadsides have been published since the invention of printing more than five hundred years ago.
The Rare Book Collection contains over 200,000 printed books, pamphlets, broadsides and other material, with imprints between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries.