At a glance

Special Collections & University Archives

Essays & poetry

Catching the Light : Remembering Wallace Stegner.
Edited by Page and Mary Stegner. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 1996.

A limited edition, fine press book of tributes to Stegner by fellow writers, environmentalists, former students, and family members. The book was designed by Carolyn and James Robertson and printed by letterpress at the Yolla Bolly Press. It includes nine photographs, reproduced by duotone lithography, and an uncollected essay by Wallace Stegner.

$170

Chile in the Nineties. Edited by Cristián Toloza and Eugenio Lathera. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2000.

A collection of essays in twenty-one chapters by teams of intellectuals, professionals, and technical experts in Chile. The topics include the Chilean political system, economics, society, and culture.

$45

Frederick E. Brasch and the History of Science. By Henry Lowood. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 1987.

This essay on the life and career of Frederick Brasch illustrates the transformation of the history of science from the work of dedicated amateurs to an established scholarly profession. Brasch had a varied career as a librarian, bibliographer, and collector. Together with George Sarton, he helped organize the History of Science Society. He donated his collection of research materials on Isaac Newton to Stanford University in 1941.

$5

The Heart Unguarded: William Abrahams
Estate of William Abrahams, 2000.

Published by the Stanford University Libraries in acknowledgement and appreciation of the gift of the William Abraham Papers to Stanford by Peter Stansky, and distributed on the the occasion of "The Heart Unguarded: A Tribute to William Abrahams," a roundtable discussion reflecting on Abrahams life and his work as an editor, poet, novelist, and biographer. All copies printed letterpress by Peter Koch Printers.

$35

Landscape, Memory & the Poetry of Janet Lewis
by Brigitte Carnochan, 1995.

A critical essay focusing on the early life experiences of poet and novelist Janet Lewis and their lasting influence on her imagination and writing. Published by the Stanford University Libraries in honor of Lewis' 95th birthday. Includes contemporary photographic portraits of Lewis by Brigitte Carnochan and photographs from Lewis' family album, reproduced duotone. Printed lithographically on Mohawk superfine with handmade Indian Straw cover.

$15

Ordeal by Piton: Writings from the Golden Age of Yosemite Climbing. Edited by Steve Roper with photographs by Glen Denny. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2003.

A new anthology of writings and photography on the history of Yosemite rockclimbing and mountaineering.

$20