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  • Tags: History of Books and Printing

Author, Publisher, Bookseller, Reader

This exhibition, drawn entirely from Special Collections at the Golda Meir Library, was originally presented in association with the annual meeting in Milwaukee of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 24-25, 1999. It has now been transformed into a digital exhibit. While the exhibit may be of some interest to the specialist, it is intended as an introduction and general overview. The exhibit addresses some of the issues and... [Continue reading]

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The Classic Text

In what ways have such classic works as the Bible and the plays of William Shakespeare been presented to a loyal readership over the centuries? How have the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans been transmitted through the millennia, and why do they continue to hold such potency and relevance? How has the vivid imagery of Dante's Divine Comedy been depicted and interpreted from the middle ages to the present? Would Milton's Paradise Lost have... [Continue reading]


The Infancy of Printing

The Golda Meir Library holds a modest collection of books printed before 1501. These holdings are vaulable as exemplars of the earliest developments of book production in the first fifty years of printing, complementing the library's holdings of printed works just after the incunabula period. Just as we have witnessed a transition from print to an increase in electronic and multimedia communication, incunabula offer physical evidence of the... [Continue reading]