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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 Collections1 week 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: Women authors
Through the generosity of Susan and William Hogue, we have been able (for several years running now!) to acquire a number of interesting artists’ books, examples of contemporary book arts, or other “multiples” or “bookworks” to add to our collections. … Continue reading →
We’ve just received a gift of an Edith Wharton collection and several Sinclair Lewis first editions from Professor James Kibler of the University of Georgia. Professor Kibler is a USC alumnus and has been a good friend of our Libraries … Continue reading →
We’ve just received the first copies of our latest exhibition catalog, Beyond Domesticity, U.S. Women Writers, 1770-1915. The exhibition, mounted earlier this year, was curated by English faculty members Katherine Adams and Cynthia Davis, with assistance from Sarah Conlon … Continue reading →
It’s certainly worth noting that June 14 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the best selling novel of the 19th century and remains critical to anyone interested in 19th century America. … Continue reading →