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Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Curator of Rare Books
609-258-9942

The University Library's collection also includes Bibles which have autographs of well-known historical figures such as John Witherspoon (President, College of New Jersey, 1768-1794), Jonathan Edwards, and James Madison.

For particulars about illustrated Bibles in the collections see: Five Themes from Genesis (Library exhibition Jan.-Mar. 1972) [(Ex) ND2890.P7 and (F) ND 2890.P7] The individual items making up these materials relating to the Bible are scattered throughout the General Rare Books Collection and other collections in the Library.

See: The Bible through the Ages: An Exhibition of Books and Manuscripts, including 3rd Century Papyri, Leaves from the Gutenberg Bible, Famous English Bibles and Modern Translations based on holdings of the Library and the Seminary and shown at Firestone, December, 1950 - January, 1951. [(ExB) 0639.739 no. 7] [full text].