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Rare Book Leaves collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 55
Identifier: MSP 137

Scope and Contents

The Rare Book Leaves collection (1440-late 19/20th century; 0.5 cubic feet) collection contains leaves from Buddhist scriptures, Golden Legend, Sidonia the Sorceress, Nuremberg Chronicle, Codex de Tortis, and an illustrated version of Wordsworth’s poem Daffodils. The collection demonstrates a variety of printing styles and paper. This particular collection is an excellent teaching tool for many classes in the humanities.

Dates

  • 1440 - late 19th/early 20th Century

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.50 Cubic Feet

1 oversize flat box other_unmapped

0.50 Cubic Feet

Abstract

The Rare Book Leaves collection contains leaves from Buddhist scriptures, Golden Legend, Sidonia the Sorceress, Nuremberg Chronicle, Codex de Tortis, and an illustrated version of Wordsworth’s poem Daffodils. The collection demonstrates a variety of printing styles and paper. This particular collection is an excellent teaching tool for many classes in the humanities.

Acquisition Information

It is very possible Eleanore Cammack ordered these rare book leaves from Dawson’s Book Shop. Cammack served as a librarian in the Purdue Libraries. She was originally hired as an order assistant in 1929. By 1955, she had become the head of the library's Order Department with a rank of assistant professor.

Related Materials

MSP 136, Medieval Manuscript Leaves collection Collection of Tycho Brahe engravings Collection of British Indentures Palm Leaf Book Original Leaves from Famous Books Eight Centuries 1240 A.D.-1923 A.D. Call No: 094 Or4 “Liber Chronicarum”: A folio of the Nuremberg Chronicle, restored from an incomplete copy from the library of Lambton Castle, England: with biographical note. Call No: 093 Sch 2
Title
Rare Book Leaves collection, 1440 - late 19th/early 20th Century
Status
In Progress
Author
Kristin Leaman
Date
01/11/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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