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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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Love Notes: Experiencing the Natural Areas of Binghamton University is the Featured Book for March

It has been said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. To celebrate the approaching spring, the Special Collections featured book for March 2016 is Love Notes: Experiencing the Natural Areas of Binghamton University, 2000, by … Continue reading

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Special Collections Featured Book for February: Black Film as a Signifying Practice

Special Collections’ featured book for February is Black Film as a Signifying Practice: Cinema, Narration and the African-American Aesthetic Tradition  by Gladstone L. Yearwood. In this book, Yearwood explores cinema as part of the black cultural tradition. He argues that black film … Continue reading

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Woman Bookbinders 1880-1920 is our Featured Book for January 2016!

In the nineteenth century, hand-bookbinding was considered a trade. Only boys were eligible to enter the trade as apprentices and although women were heavily employed in commercial binderies they were not allowed to advance to higher branches of the trade. … 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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2015 Marks 20 Years for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this legendary institution, the September book of the month is LSD: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo. (from LSD: the Library of Julio Santo Domingo)’ The two volume set published in 2013 was written not just … 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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Ball, Bat & Bible Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York is Special Collections’ Featured Book for August 2015

In honor of a national pastime, Ball, Bat & Bible Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York, has been selected as the featured book for August 2015.  Written by Charles DeMotte, baseball historian, this book chronicles the social and moral … Continue reading

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The Serpent Charmer is the Special Collections Featured Book for July 2015

The Serpent Charmer:  a Tale of the Indian Mutiny is an English translation of the 1879 French edition:  Le Charmeur de Serpents.  Published by Charles Scribner & Sons, this book is the First American edition.  Its highly decorated binding is … Continue reading

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I, Toto is Featured Book for June 2015

During the expansion of the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles, Willard Carroll unearthed a leatherbound scrapbook from a site that was once a pet cemetery. To his amazement, its yellowing pages contained the rags-to-riches story of Terry, the female brindle … Continue reading

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