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Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collections:

The Rare Book Collections of Saint Mary's College are located in room B26 in the lower level of the library. A 1941 anonymous donation of over 1,000 rare Dante publications added tremendously to an already fine collection which already existed at the College.

Music room.  Within the Rare Book collection are: 

* The Dante Collection: 1,300 books, pamphlets,including copies of "The Divine Comedy" dated 1477 and 1481, and a first edition of "Convivio"

* Virginia Woolf: autographed first editions

* Dali-Rizzoli Bible (illustrated in five volumes)

* John Bannister Tabb poetry collection

*Saint Nicholas Magazine: 1883 - 1898

Contact the reference librarian at (574) 284-5288 if you have questions about the use
of the Rare Book Collection and to make a research appointment.