Houghton Library at 75: A Celebration of its Collections - Houghton Library Publications (Paperback)Heather Cole (author)
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Houghton Library--the primary repository for Harvard University's rare books, manuscripts, and much more--celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2017. Houghton's holdings span nearly the entire history of the written word, from papyrus to the laptop. This anniversary volume presents a snapshot of the unique items that fill the library's shelves.
From miniature books composed by a teenage Charlotte Bront to a massive medieval manuscript hymnbook; from the plays of Shakespeare to costume designs for Star Trek; and from the discoveries of Copernicus to the laptops of twenty-first century writers, the selections celebrate great achievements in many and diverse fields of human endeavor. For the first time, readers will be able to tour the Houghton Library collection--which draws thousands of visitors from around the world each year--from home, with full-color illustrations.
Publisher: Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library
Number of pages: 128