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- Manuscripts, Rare Books and Print Culture: History of Printing and Publishing
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- Visual Arts
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History of Printing and Publishing
Library Special Collections' holdings support research in the history of printing, the book trade and book making, and the graphic arts. Traditional strengths in our collections include Western European medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, Middle Eastern manuscripts, and early printing (1465-1600), in particular early Italian printing (including the foremost collection in North America of the Aldine Press). Our collections of British and American children's books (many of which date back to the eighteenth century) and artists' books also exemplify the craft of book making and publishing.
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Current collecting priorities
- Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, primarily from Western Europe
- Middle Eastern, Armenian and Ethiopian manuscripts and scrolls, 12th Century to the present
- Early Italian printing, including the Aldine press, 1450-1600
- Fictitious imprints, such as Pierre Marteau
- California imprints, early 19th century to present
- Historic children's books–primarily British and American--including pop-up,and toy and moveable books
- Contemporary artists' books
- Gutenberg's golden tresses, edible paper