Thursday, January 16, 2014

More of Our Favorite Things

Catch up with the Beyond the Reading Room Blog series by Library Company staff about their favorite things in the collections. Since September, staff have contributed thirteen posts explaining their special attachments to little-known items and providing a wealth of information about provenance and historical importance. Despite lamentations that picking their favorite thing from among more than half a million books and objects in our collections is akin to being asked to single out one’s favorite child, posts have revealed emotional attachments to a first edition of Charles Knowlton’s Fruits of Philosophy from 1832, a 17th-century French Koran, and the Annual Report of Philadelphia’s Institute for Colored Youth from 1860. Catch John Van Horne’s contribution concluding the series later this month!

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