Collection Catalog

The Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Jewish American Writers

Compiled by J. Howard Woolmer.  Edited by John L. Logan.  Illustrated with numerous portraits. 2 volumes.

This catalog describes the collection of books by Jewish American Writers built for the Princeton University Library by Leonard Milberg, beginning in 1999. The year 1800 was chosen as the date for the start of this collection. Yiddish titles have been transliterated. Vol. 2 includes writers from Denise Levertov to Louis Zukofsky. 

Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers: 1670-1870: A Catalogue of a Collection of American Books, Illustrated for the most part with woodcuts and wood engravings in the Princeton University Library.

Essential reference book for the study of American book illustration. Includes reproductions of 124 early American illustrations.  Volume one published in 1958.  Supplement issued in 1968.

Selected in 1959 as one the Fifty Books of the Year by the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts). Designed by P. J. Conkwright.

A Catalogue of the Junius Spencer Morgan Collection of Virgil in the Princeton University Library

The Junius Spencer Morgan collection at Princeton University consists of over 700 titles (totaling around 900 volumes) of editions of the Roman poet Virgil (70-19 BC), in Latin and in various vernacular languages. Technically the collection includes items ranging from the first printed edition (Rome, 1469) to the present, but the focus is strongly on material published in the early modern period.

Invention and Early Spread of European Printing as Represented in the Scheide Library

This volume provides an introduction to the earliest European printing, with beautiful full-color illustrations held in the collection of Princeton University’s Scheide library. It includes an essay on the early history of European printing and a checklist of printing in the Scheide Library pre-dating 1468, arranged chronologically under printing places. Unique copies are noted, as is printing on vellum; the date of acquisition and source of each item is given.

Lewis Carroll, Photographer: The Princeton University Library Albums

Long before he published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ("Lewis Carroll" to the world) took up photography as a hobby. Unlike most of the other amateurs in his circle, he persevered to become a dedicated, prolific, and remarkably gifted photographer, creating approximately 3,000 images during his twenty-five years of photographic activity. This handsomely designed volume makes clear the remarkable extent and complexity of Carroll's photographic art.

Greek Manuscripts at Princeton, Sixth to Nineteenth Century: A Descriptive Catalogue

This is the first comprehensive scholarly publication of the rich holdings of Greek manuscripts and miniatures in Princeton, New Jersey, housed in the Firestone Library and the art museum of Princeton University, in the Scheide Library, and in Princeton Theological Seminary.  The catalogue provides codicological and art-historical analysis of all 64 manuscripts and leaves, along with detailed information on their content, provenance, and bindings; extensive bibliographies; and ample plates, almost all of them in color.

From A Thankful Nation: Latin American Medals & Orders in the Robert L. Ross Collection, Princeton University

In 2008 Robert Ross approached Alan M. Stahl, Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University, about the possibility of donating his collection of medals and orders to the Princeton University Numismatic Collection. Stahl expressed his belief, on the basis of two decades as curator of the medals collection of the American Numismatic Society, that such objects did indeed provide material evidence for historical inquiry. Moreover, the need for such a collection at an academic institution was acute. Ross had built a general collection of world medals and orders.


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