Rare Book Collection | Archives and Special Collections

Rare Book Collection – Archives and Special Collections

Rare Book Collection

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 Wynken de Worde’s 1495 edition of Higden’s Polychronicon) and other titles. There are significant texts particularly in 19th century British literature, architecture,  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 more.