Samuel Daniel, Civile Wares (London: Simon Watersonne, 1609). Whitaker Fund. The first complete printing of Daniel's poem on the War of the Roses, a source for
William Shakespeare. The earliest work by Daniel in the Rare Book Collection.
Rev. C. G. Salzmann, author, and Mary Wollstonecraft, translator, Elements of Morality
for the Use of Children, Vol. I-III (London: J. Crowder for J. Johnson in St. Paul's
Includes illustrations by the poet-printmaker William Blake.
Bound for Anna Maria Wigley, sister of the writer Catherine Wigley.
El mundo científico: inventos modernos (Barcelona: Feliu y Susanna, 1912-1922).
Hanes Family Fund.
Eleven-volumes encyclopedia of technology with 129
chromolithographic plates with movable parts. Only complete copy recorded in
John Lloyd Stephens, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and the Yucatan
(New York: Harper & Brothers, 1841).
Inscribed by the author
to Martin Van Buren.
Harper's Illuminated and New Pictorial Bible (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1843-
1846). Whitaker Fund. Rare survival of the most extensively illustrated American
book up until its time, in its original 54 parts in wrappers.
Abbé Brasseur de Bourbourg, Monuments anciens du Mexique : Palenqué et autres
ruines de l'ancienne civilisation du Mexique . . . dessinés d'après nature et
relevés par M. de Waldeck (Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1866). Engstrom Fund.
Magnificent large folio lithographic plate volume documenting Mayan ruins.
Amateur Performance at Miss Kelly's Theatre: Ben Jonson's "Every Man in his
Humour" and Mrs. Gore's "A Good Night's Rest" (London: Bradbury and
Evans, 1845). Whitaker Fund. Playbill for a performance by Charles Dickens's
theatre troupe. From the libraries of William E. Self and Walter Chrysler.
Prudencio de Hechavarria y O'Gaban Archive (1818-1903?). Pogue Fund. Collection of printed and mss. poems by this neglected Cuban writer, as well as family papers and correspondence, especially documents from Prudencio's brother, Bernardo Hechavarria y O'Gaban.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden; or Life in the Woods (Boston: Printed for Members of the Boston Bibliophile Society, 1909; Cambridge, Mass.: University Press). Whitaker Fund. Limited edition printed for members only, with palladium prints by Herbert W. Gleason, and the rare original prospectus.
Ricardo Benaím, Todos los mares del mundo (Bogotá: Colombia: Arte dos gráfico, 1993). Latin America Fund. Artist's book from the distinguished South American workshop.
Helen Adam, author, and Kiki Smith, artist, I Love My Love: A Ballad (San Francisco: Arion Press, 2009). Whitaker Fund. Accordion-fold fine-press edition of a ballad written by the Scottish-born member of the San Francisco Renaissance.