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Two Hundred Year Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Finding Frankenstein: On the trail of a monster across Europe By John Malathronas, for CNN  June 20, 2016 Castle Frankenstein – Two centuries after author Mary Shelley conceived “Frankenstein,” its gothic echoes can still be found across Europe. Castle Frankenstein … Continue reading

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‘Alas poor Yorick” A lecture by Professor Mackenney, April 19, in Special Collections

We are celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare at Binghamton University!   Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19  for a presentation by Richard Mackenney, Professor of History, on:   ‘Alas poor Yorick”: Shakespeare’s Infinite Jester  Noon Huppe Reading Room Special Collections, … Continue reading

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Saving Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda

The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda: A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists                   Abdel Kader Haidara with … Continue reading

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April’s Book of the Month: The works of Shakespear : in six volumes. Carefully revised and corrected by the former editions, and adorned with sculptures designed and executed by the best hands

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in The works of Shakespear : in six volumes. Carefully revised and corrected by the former editions, and adorned with sculptures designed and executed by the best hands.  Oxford, : Printed at the Theatre. 1744. To mark the 400th … Continue reading

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“Guy Fawkes or the Gunpowder Treason” is Special Collections November Book of the Month

Guy Fawkes : or, The gunpowder treason by William Harrison Ainsworth. London : G. Routledge and sons, limited, [18--?]. Call number:  PR4002 .A1 1876 v.6 Rare Book Collection. This book is housed in the Special Collections department of the Binghamton University Libraries, and available … Continue reading

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LSD : The Library of Julio Santo Domingo — September’s Book of the Month

Rock & Roll Rock Hall of Fame Turns 20! To commemorate the 2oth anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the September book of the month is LSD: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo.  The two volume set … Continue reading

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‘Oldest’ Koran fragments found in Birmingham University

By Sean Coughlan   BBC.COM What may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. … Continue reading

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Book on History of European Colonization is the Featured Book for May 2015

  Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes / by Guillame-Thomas Raynal.  Londres: [s.l.]. 1792. The Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes is … Continue reading

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A Miniature Elzevir book is the March Book of the Month

Aminta : favola boscareccia  by  Torquato Tasso.     Aminta : favola boscareccia diTorquato Tasso.  Amsterdam : Nella Stamperia del s.D. Elsevier; Et in Parigi : Si vende appresso Thomaso Jolly …, 1678.   Illustrated by Sébastien LeClerc.  85 p. : ill. ; 11 cm.   An “Elzevier” book.   Call number:  PQ4639. … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin’s autobiography is the January Book of the Month for Special Collections

Mémoires de la vie privée de Benjamin Franklin, écrits par lui-meme et adressés à son fils, suivis d’un précis historique de sa vie politique, et de plusieurs pièces relatives à ce père de la liberté.  Benjamin Franklin. 1791. Paris: Chez … Continue reading

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