The exhibition hall is done!

After 10 months, the exhibition hall renovation is complete. The first exhibition in the space, "French Book Arts: Manuscripts, Books, Bindings, Prints, & Documents, 12th-21st Century" opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 14th. Please come see both the exhibition and the beautiful new space in which it resides.

The Library Inventory Catalogue of Samuel Petit across the Channel.

The private library inventory catalogue of Samuel Petit (1594-1643), published in Paris in 1645, is one of the earliest printed inventory catalogues produced in France. According to Pollard and Ehrman, it was preceded only by the library inventories of Thomas Blaise (1641) and Jean des Cordes (1643). Petit was a French Huguenot priest, orientalist, classical … Continue reading The Library Inventory Catalogue of Samuel Petit across the Channel.