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Special Collections and College Archives preserves books as artifacts and each volume helps us illustrate the history of reading across cultures and centuries. We care for approximately 25,000 unique and rare editions of titles from all publishing eras. Books may come to us for various reasons. They may be:

first editions -  significant to the history of the College - examples of fine, decorative bindings - signed by the authors or illustrators -

or are just plain cool!


"Curiouser and curiouser!"

Carroll, Lewis - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. London: Macmillan and Co.,1866.

Special Collections (Rare Books) PR4611.A5 A1 1866

Most of our titles can be found in MUSCAT Plus. Please search from the Special Collections webpage under "Search and Browse."