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Rare Books

Lafayette's rare book holdings of some 15,000 volumes include incunabula—among them the magnificent Nuremburg Chronicle of 1493—and other early imprints reflecting the development of printing during the hand-press period (ca. 1450-1800). The collection also includes important works from the last two centuries—first editions of Charles Dickens, productions from William Morris's Kelmscott Press, the photogravures of Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian, and modern literary first editions of E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Joseph Heller, Michael Ondaatje, and Robert Stone. The rare books are searchable by author, title, subject, and keyword in the library's catalog.

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