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Book Talk: The Magician with author Chris Byrne and Scott Newton

July 21, 3:00pm. Rosenwald Room, LJ-205.

In celebration of the gift of The Magiican, an extensive artist's book tht grew out of a graphic novel project, the authors will discuss this "bookmaking tour de force" which required over a decade to complete.

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Rare Book of the Month
From the Snows of Vermont Comes The Jungle Book (Blog post)

Shere Khan in Jungle, The Jungle Book, Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
Image from Sixteen illustrations of subjects from Kipling's "Jungle book,"
Illustrations by Maurice and Edward Detmold (1883-1908).

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Precious Dutch Minatures

Detail from Verscheyde Soorte van Miniatuur from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection.

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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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  July 12, 2016
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