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Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Acting Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections

French writer and one of the precursors of Romanticism. Best known for his Atala (1801), René (1805), Les Natchez (1826) and his autobiography Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1849-50). There are some 300 catalogued volumes in the General Rare Books Collection (Ex), to which additions are being made. A major portion of the collection was bought from Professor Gilbert Chinard in 1963.