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Browse our Instagram!The 7th stanza of Irish poet John Boyle O'Reilly's "The Exile of the Gael," written in 1887, and O'Reilly's calling card, from the Boston College collection of John Boyle O'Reilly.We are enjoying the details in this cover decoration of American writer Alice Cary's "A Lover's Diary," published in 1868. Cary (1820-1871) and her sister Phoebe (1824-1871) were both well-known poets.G is for Garden, from "A Poet's Alphabet" by Welsh writer W.H. Davies (1871-1940). Davies was also the author of "The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp."The cover of London Lyrics by English poet Frederick Locker-Lampson, published in NY in 1891.
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This past Spring, I had the opportunity to attend the New York Antiquarian Book Fair on behalf of the Burns Library. I purchased several wonderful books, with topics from anatomy to history, astronomy to social commentary. These volumes are part … Continue reading
The Irish collection here at the John J. Burns Library is not just old and dusty books about Ireland and the Irish. Working directly with the books and other printed material that make up the Irish collection, I am amazed … Continue reading
Some fifty rare and early Jesuit works have been added to the Library’s Jesuitica Collection (1540-1773) in the past year, including a remarkable collection of 36 Latin American printed books and two unpublished manuscripts. Of special interest are several extremely … Continue reading
If you haven’t yet seen the Burns Library’s Scientific Revolutions exhibition, stop by today and enjoy this display of early scientific books in the Thompson Room. Even if you don’t visit Burns today, you can still enjoy all of these … Continue reading
Samuel Beckett, despite his desire for personal privacy, deeply concerned himself with his public reception through the publishing of his works and the production of his plays. The Beckett manuscript collections at the Burns Library contain rich resources for examining … Continue reading
The Burns Library is lucky enough to have not one but two different editions of Newton’s famous work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy in English, otherwise known as Principia). Continue reading