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Archive: January, 2016

The oldest cookbook in Special Collections

Currently on display in Special Collections is a small exhibit featuring 20th century Mormon cookbooks. In that same vein, this post highlights the oldest cookbook in the library, which was printed in Zurich, Switzerland in 1542. The first printed version of this cookbook appeared in Italy in 1498, but the text itself is much older, …

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New acquisitions: bestselling 19th century mysteries

Two of Special Collections’ newest additions in the realm of rare literature are groundbreaking mystery novels, one British, the other American. Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Victorian Collection PR 4809 .H87 M8 1887b) was the best-selling mystery novel of its day. Hume self-published the novel in 1886 while working as a law …

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Finding Wonderland exhibit

“Finding Wonderland: 150 Years of Lewis Carroll’s Alice” is Special Collections’ latest small exhibit, on display in the reference area through the end of January. It features a facsimile of Lewis Carroll’s manuscript and Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations for the original edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as well as the work of 2oth and …

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Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letters to Mme. Dupiery

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letters to Mme. Dupiery (Vault MSS 530). Materials include thirty-three letters written from de Lalande to Mme. de Piery discussing his work, the current political situation, and personal matters. Portions of three letters have been excised, …

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