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Submitted by justin.anders on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:34am

The Rare Book Collection includes representative works from many centuries of Western print culture including several incunabula (such as the 1493 Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra Nuremberg: Anton Koberger) and other titles dating from 1477 to 2008. There are significant texts particularly in 19th century British literature, architecture, a Sir Winston Spencer Churchill collection, publications by significant private presses such as those works designed by Bruce Rogers, a modern British poetry collection donated by Eric W. White, the Garrick Club collection which comprises approximately 2000 French and English plays from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the rare book collection of the Arctic Institute of North America, the rare book collection from Dr. David Lewis, and the Robert H. Carnie rare book and decorated covers collection, and books, periodicals and video tapes relating to polo. 

Fore-edge paintingFore-edge painting on Benjamin Jowett.
College Sermons. London: J. Murray,1896.
Bound by Zaehnsdorf.

Under the gilt is a scene of Montreal from St. Helen's Island. This illustration is similar to the one by R. A. proule, engraved by W. S. Leney, published by A. Bourne, Montreal, 1830. This appears as Plate 22 in ontréal: recueil iconographique,by Charles De Volpi and P. S. Winkworth. (Montreal: Dev-Sco, 1963).