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“Abruzzo” Donation Complements Libraries’ Italian Collection

Professor of French and Comparative Literature Sandro Sticcca  has continued a custom of many decades through his recent donation of two books to the Libraries’ Special Collections. “Gabriele D’Annunzio,” a richly illustrated book highlighting places in the Abruzzo region of … Continue reading

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Doctor Zhivago: The Screenplay is Special Collections Featured Book for April

Binghamton University Special Collections Featured Book for April is Robert Bolt’s screenplay for Doctor Zhivago: The Screenplay from the John McLaughlin Collection based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. British playwright, Robert Bolt (1924-1995), and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter, known for writing the … 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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Miniature Book Exhibit in Special Collections

By definition, a miniature book is one that measures 10 centimeters or less in height. The Libraries’ Miniature Book Collection consists of 116 books that spans four centuries from 1605 to 1991. Due to their size, age and/or rarity, miniature … Continue reading

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Over 25,000 early English books released into the public domain

Since January 2015 over 25,000 early English texts from 1473-1700 have been released online to members of the public under the CC0 Public Domain Dedication through the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). Since 2000, the university libraries of Michigan and Oxford and ProQuest have been … 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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The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair is Special Collections’ Featured Book for December 2014

Binghamton University Special Collections has selected The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, as its featured book for December 2014.  Written by Bill Cotter and Bill Young, longtime members of the World’s Fair Collectors Society, … Continue reading

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Tricky Treatise: inaugural talk of the Occasional Series in Special Collections

                  Special Collections hosted Tricky Treatise: Malleus Maleficarum (the Hammer of Witches) and European Witch Hunting. This event was the first of many presentation of the Occasional Series in Special Collections. Held … Continue reading

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Scary Good Rare Books: Tricky Treatise Event in Special Collections

An Occasional Series in Special Collections Tricky Treatise: Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of Witches) and European Witch Hunting Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:00 – 3:30 pm Huppe Reading Room Special Collections Bartle Library Presentation and discussion led by Beth Kilmarx, Curator … Continue reading

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Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of the Witches) is the Special Collections October Book of the Month

The Mallevs maleficarvm was produced to allow the clergy and the laity to understand and identify witches and their works. The text  is split into three sections. The first section argues why witchcraft is real and how dangerous witchcraft can … Continue reading

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