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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
609-258-3165

Established as a separate location designator between 1965 and 1973, the Zeiss Collection consists of books which "will inspire an interest in, and a desire to restore and conserve, wildlife." Although primarily intended as a browsing collection for undergraduates, it includes a few rare books, such as Edward Lear's Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots (London, 1832) [an album of 42 colored plates, Ex 88825.569e]. These Zeiss rare books are classified as part of the General Rare Books Collection (Ex); there is no special Ex sub-section of Zeiss.