Thirty-six digitized texts, written in French between 1716 and 1835, investigate the mysterious perimeters of knowledge beyond Locke.
Special Collections & University Archives
Rare Books Division
The Rare Books Division of the Department of Special Collections acquires rare, antiquarian and modern books of enduring value both for intellectual content and as historical artifacts. Materials are collected in subject areas across the humanities and sciences. Titles are selected for a variety of reasons, including strengthening of holdings important to faculty for both current and future teaching and research. Materials for the collections are acquired in many languages, and include a wide variety of subject areas. In addition to our broad, general rare book collection, there are named collections that focus on specific subjects, such as book arts, religion, science, literature, music, or American history. These materials are open for research to all those interested.
Named and subject-oriented book collections in Special Collections
Scores of operas, symphonic works, chamber music, and choral works by major composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.
Books and manuscripts related to Isaac Newton and the development of the physical sciences in the 17th century.
Books from the Aldine Press, founded in 1494 by Aldus Manutius and continued by his grandson, Aldo, until his death in 1597.
Eighteenth and nineteenth century books of English literature, international politics, and illustrated works.
Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature in Special Collections
Samson collection of Judaica once belonging to the Jewish Community of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Taube-Baron collection of Jewish studies and culture, from the library of Professor Salo Wittmayer Baron.
This collection consists of over 1200 items, published roughly between 1800 and 1980.