Category Archives: Recent Acquisitions

New Acquisition: “Easter Week 1916” manuscript account by Margaret Skinnider

“I arrived in Dublin on Holy Thursday…” Although we are often excited about material the Burns Library acquires, we usually wait to tell potential researchers about our new collections until we’ve done our work: stabilizing and preserving through conservation and … Continue reading

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Acquisitions Blotter: News from the New York Antiquarian Book Fair

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

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A Walk Through the Burns Stacks: Troubles Thrillers

The images in this Flickr set are covers of books commonly known as Troubles thrillers – books that reflect aspects of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland in that big, bright fiction genre, the “action thriller”.   The Burns Library acquired Bill … Continue reading

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Acquisitions Blotter: Latin American Jesuitica

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Collection (1540-1773) in the past year, including a remarkable collection of 36 Latin American printed books and two unpublished manuscripts.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

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Exhibitions Update: Scientific Revolutions

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

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Acquisitions Blotter: Beckett Books

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

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First edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia now at the Burns Library!

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

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