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RBSC on FacebookOur Rare Books & Special Collections holdings are comprised chiefly of printed materials in the following subject areas: natural history, the sciences, history, literature, philosophy, and books from the South Carolina College Library.University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections3 hours agoThis week, come by the Hollings Library's Brittain Gallery to take a look at items made by Professor Susan Vanderborg's "Transformations of the Book" honors college seminar students. This course took place in the Hollings Library and made extensive use of items from the Irvin Department's collections. These projects explore the limits of textuality, legibility, and what defines a book. They will be on display through December 15th.University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections1 week agoOur cataloger, David Shay, has a new post about the Irvin Department's recent acquisition of Marvel Science Stories. Check it out on our department blog:
http://library.sc.edu/blogs/rbsc/University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections1 month agoIn honor of Veterans Day, we are sharing a link to our Sheet Music from the Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection, which is maintained by Mary Anyomi, housed by Digital Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries, and supported by the Maners Pappas Library Endowment Fund.
http://library.sc.edu/p/Collections/Digital/Browse/jbgrtwrsmUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections1 month agoUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections2 months agoOur curator, Jeanne Britton, has a new post on teaching F. Scott Fitzgerald's magazine publications in an age of distraction. Check it out on our department blog: http://library.sc.edu/blogs/rbsc/University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections added 8 new photos.4 months agoCheck out our latest acquisition! The first printed edition of Ptolemy's Almagest.
Ptolemy’s Almagest was the most influential work of astronomy from the late classical period, and later medieval astrologers and astronomers relied on his geocentric model of the universe. This “Epitome,” an abbreviated edition of Ptolemy’s system, was begun by Peurbach, who on his deathbed in 1462, made Regiomontanus promise to complete the work. Published in 1496, this book was the first printed edition of Ptolemy’s Almagest and is likely the edition that Copernicus would have read. The wood carved frontispiece depicts Ptolemy on the left and Regiomontanus on the right. The book contains many wood cut diagrams and ornamental letters.
RBSC on TwitterUofSC Rare Books UofSCRareBooks Our cataloger, David Shay, has a new post about the Irvin Department's recent acquisition of Marvel Science... https://t.co/6NpaxDYBW0UofSC Rare Books UofSCRareBooks Don't forget to RSVP for the Annual Holiday Coffee that will be held December 7th at 3pm. This year's holiday... https://t.co/oswYgdlRcIUofSC Rare Books UofSCRareBooks In honor of Veterans Day, we are sharing a link to our Sheet Music from the Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War... https://t.co/bce8NSov5JUofSC Rare Books UofSCRareBooks Happy Halloween! Our Archivist, Jessica Crouch, has a new post about our Weird Science exhibit. Check it out at... https://t.co/SbCXtb6can
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University Libraries Student Book Collecting Contest, 2013 Submission deadline: April 1, 2013 Entries are invited from students currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina (all campuses) for the University Libraries Student Book Collecting Award, carrying a first prize … Continue reading