Order Nr. 76950 ONE HUNDRED BOOKS FROM THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OF BRIDWELL LIBRARY

ONE HUNDRED BOOKS FROM THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OF BRIDWELL LIBRARY.

(Bridwell Library).
  • Plano, TX: Bridwell Library, 1976.
  • small 4to.
  • stiff paper wrapper
  • 73 pages

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 76950

A select catalogue of the holdings of the Bridwell Library of the Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology. Spine chipped with some loss, else fine. As the cover and title page announce, this selection is "designed to present a profile of the interests of the Bridwell Library," and was "prepared on the occasion of a visit by the Grolier Club." Of the one hundred volumes selected for inclusion in this catalogue, seventy-five come from the first 495 years of printing, while the remaining twenty-five come from the twenty-five years prior to the Grolier Club visit, i.e., 1950-1975, and therefore might be viewed as constituting the cutting edge of printed books at the time. Gutenberg, Homer, Plato, Savonarola, Luther, and many others are included in the first section, while Chagall, T.S. Eliot, and Camus appear in the second section. Both sections are organized chronologically. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.