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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 Collections2 weeks 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 Collections3 weeks 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.University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections shared University of South Carolina Libraries's post.4 months agoUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections5 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/
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Category Archives: American literature
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
We are extremely proud to be the repository for the papers of novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist James Ellroy, the “demon dog” of American literature. The bulk of Ellroy’s papers came to us as a gift in the late 1990s, and … Continue reading
The new Brad Pitt film “Killing Them Softly,” which just opened, is based on Cogan’s Trade, George V. Higgins’s third novel, published in 1974. Anthony Lane just reviewed the film in The New Yorker, and his review (quoted above) … Continue reading