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Rare Book Event: Hernán Sánchez Martínez de Pinillos, Professor at the University of Maryland lectures about "The Life and Work of Miguel de Cervantes"
Friday, October 21, at 3 p.m. Rosenwald Room, LJ-205. For details, click: here. Also see details on the division's Cervantes Collection

Illus. in: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Vica y Itechos del Lugenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha,

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Rare Book of the Month
"The Raven" and Mr. Halloween Himself

"Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." Illustration from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"

New Pinterest Board

"The Raven" with illustrations by Gustave Doré
Cover of "The Raven"

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The Gutenberg Bible
The first great book printed in Western Europe from movable metal type.

See the new Finding Aid, The Ralph Ellison Collection, (1937-2010)



The unique materials of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, now totaling over 800,000 items, include books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, prints, posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. At the center is Thomas Jefferson's book collection, which was sold to Congress in 1815.
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  October 20, 2016
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