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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 weeks 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.3 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.University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections shared University of South Carolina Libraries's post.3 months agoUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections4 months agoOur curator, Jeanne Britton, has a new post on Piranesi. Check it out on our department blog: http://library.sc.edu/blogs/rbsc/2017/06/23/piranesi-and-romanticism-architecture-and-the-literary-imagination/University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections4 months agoThe Irvin Department's website for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is live. It contains useful information about the eclipse and offers a sneak-peek at what we'll have on display in our gallery in August: http://library.sc.edu/blogs/solar-eclipse/University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections4 months agoThe Irvin Department Blog is back up and running. Checkout our archivist, Jessica Crouch's, latest post about the Ron Rash exhibit now on display in our gallery: http://library.sc.edu/blogs/rbsc/
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Many teachers, writers, and readers are concerned about the rise in distracted reading that digital technologies are often assumed to prompt. As we increasingly read on screens, and as students are taught and tested on digital devices, the common experience … Continue reading
The University of South Carolina is one of six institutions worldwide to own a complete twenty-nine volume set of the works of the eighteenth-century architectural illustrator Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778). He is known for his meticulous and fanciful engravings of … Continue reading
The Irvin Department’s current exhibit, “More than a Southern Author: Influences and Impact in the Works of Ron Rash,” explores the newly acquired Ron Rash Archive by highlighting the author’s allusions and references to other literary classics within his works. … Continue reading