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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Acting Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections
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Joseph Kelly Vodrey '26 presented his collection of the English novelist and essayist to Princeton. It includes practically all editions of Machen's works, including first editions in their original wrappers and many with lengthy inscriptions by the author and others. The collection also includes magazine issues, some of them representing scarce and highly perishable titles, which contain fugitive pieces by Machen, articles about him and reviews of his works. Added to the Vodrey collection was the Van Patten collection of Arthur Machen. The total of the two was 580+ items.

For particulars refer to: Ian W. Thom, "The Arthur Machen Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXVI, 2 (Winter, 1965) pp. 113-114 [full text].