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Beatrix Potter in Special Collections

A recent addition to the Edwardian literature collection is a copy of Beatrix Potter’s “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit” (1906).  This little book is one of two Potter tales originally published in a concertina, or accordion, format.  Special Collections has a nearly-complete set of first editions of Potter’s 23 tales, as well as …

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Manuscript Bibles in Special Collections

This manuscript Bible, a 13th century Old Testament in Latin, is currently on display in the Library’s exhibit “The Life and Legacy of the King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years.”  Special Collections owns several other manuscripts which contain the text of the Latin Bible, including an illuminated Old Testament created in 15th century France and …

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Discovering BYU

As the semester begins students are considering topics for potential research papers and wondering where to gather information for those papers. Only a few of those students will consider investigating the unique history of Brigham Young University. The University Archives hopes to change that. Brigham Young University has a remarkable history and the materials in …

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The Bible Moralisée

The term “Bible moralisée” (moralized Bible) has been given to a lavish type of picture Bible which was popular during the thirteenth century in Western Europe.  Several illuminated manuscript moralized Bibles have survived to the present, and Special Collections possesses facsimiles of a number of these manuscripts. Moralized Bibles do not contain the full text …

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Louisa May Alcott exhibit at Springville Museum of Art

Books and documents from the Louisa May Alcott Collection will be on display at the Springville Museum of Art as part of the museum’s new exhibit, The Illustrated Life of Louisa May Alcott: Works of Bethanne Anderson.  The exhibit features Anderson’s original artwork for the illustrated biography “The Life of Louisa May Alcott” by Yona …

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