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Mallard: The Island of Books

“There was a man who loved islands. . . . He wanted an island all of his own: not necessarily to be alone on it, but to make it a world of his own.” 754 more words


Odes for the Fourth of July, 1796

For this holiday week celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1776, I delved into the R.I.H.S. collections to find some patriotic treasure. In 1796 this broadside was printed without a named printer and reportedly in Providence, R.I. 717 more words

Collection Notes

An Ibadi Bookstore in Tunis | مكتبة إباضية في تونس

While visiting Tunis this month I stopped by to see my friend Mohamed Bennani, owner of what is for me one of the most eclectic and fascinating book and ephemera collections in Tunisia (the “Beit el Bennani” library). 971 more words

Catalogue of the library collected by the late J.R. Rowntree, Esq

A manuscript library catalogue of the Barrister John Russell Rowntree and his sister Elizabeth, who inherited her brother’s books after his death in 1831. The four sections are: History, voyages, travels, Bewick’s works, & miscellanies; Poetry and the drama, English; Strawberry-Hill publications; and Auctores Classici Gk.

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An Ibadi Manuscript at Columbia University (Part 3/3)| مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا (٣/٣)


 The Private Manuscript Library of Adolphe Motylinski

The previous two posts discussed the provenance of a manuscript copy of the Kitāb ṭabaqāt al-mashāyikh at Columbia University’s RBML in New York. 477 more words


An Ibāḍī Manuscript at Columbia University (Part 2!) | مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا (المتابعة)

This is the entry from the Columbia University Library acquisition catalog for the manuscripts acquired for the library from Geuthner, which arrived at the library on 8/31/08 and were purchased for 70.00USD … 588 more words


A tale of two libraries

John Pierpont Morgan has been called the most influential financier in U.S. history. Between 1890 and 1913, his company was instrumental in the establishment of 42 major corporations including General Electric, International Harvester,  AT & T, and the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe railway. 519 more words