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Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Acting Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections
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According the Librarian's annual report covering 1932-33, "the gift of Henry F. Montagnier '99 is a collection on Swiss history, particularly related to the Cantons of Geneva, Baud and Valais, Bern, and Neuchâtel. Many of the books, particularly those related to the Reformation and the municipal history of Geneva are rare and difficult to secure." Particularly notable is the series of bound volumes of pamphlets, many from the eighteenth century, under the call number RCPXR 1567.384.999. For example, v. 16 in this series, contains both printed pamphlets as well as transcriptions of letters, and completed forms for elections , all relating to the politics of 1767. A number of the transcribed documents in manuscript are comparable to those found in the holdings of the Société-de-lecture, Geneva.  An article about the Montagnier gift appears in Biblia, vol 5, no. 1 [full text]