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Special Collections: Rare Books Collection

Trexler Library’s Rare Books Collection is broad and serves as an excellent representative collection for teaching the history of books and printing. It includes cuneiform tablets and papyrus, several 15th-century manuscript leaves, four incunabula, a fine selection of 16th- & 17th-century Lutheran Bibles and texts, a wide-ranging selection of 19th-century British and American literature and travel narratives, modern first editions, and examples from the literary canon.

  • For more information about how to search Trexler Library's catalog for items in the Rare Books Collection, click here.
  • For more information on the Rare Book Collection, and other Special Collections at Trexler Library, see the About Us page on the Library Special Collections web page.
  • For access to items in the Rare Books Collection, please contact Susan Falciani Maldonado.

Highlights from the Rare Books Collection


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Susan Falciani Maldonado

Curtis, "The North American Indian"


Blake, "Night Thoughts"


Cuneiform tablets