Highlights of Our Collection

15th-Century Illuminated Antiphonary

A beautifully illuminated volume containing the choral parts of the Divine Office with music associated with each section of the liturgy for specific times of day

The Four Shakespeare Folios

Featuring two intact plays by William Shakespeare from the First Folio (1623), and complete editions of the Second Folio (1632), Third Folio (1666), and Fourth Folio (1685)

Collection on Native Americans

Highlighted by the three-volume History of the Indian tribes of North America… embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits from the Indian gallery in the Department of War (1837-1844) by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall

John Gould's Hummingbirds

John Gould’s A monograph of the Trochilidæ, or family of humming-birds (1861), including an introduction to all five volumes plus a supplement, totaling 416 color lithographic plates, and an index to the specific names of hummingbirds

Clare Leighton Collection

A robust collection of original wood cuts, published works, and personal correspondence from Clare Leighton (1898 – 1989), known for depicting scenes of the American countryside and its people

First Printings & First Editions

A growing number of first printings, such as Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (1943) and Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men (1960)

Audubon's Birds of America

John James Audubon’s Birds of America, the 1860 Bien edition – chromolithography by Julius Bien – published by his son John Woodhouse Audubon

Gone with the Wind Collection

International editions of Gone with the Wind, complementing Margaret Mitchell’s manuscript of the final four chapters of her only novel

Children's Historical Collection

A broad collection ranging from 18th-century chapbooks and early school primers to beautifully illustrated editions of Babar and Eloise picture books and L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz series