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A studied look at some of the Libraries' rare treasures, in the Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries

Illustration of the temporary procession area built to celebrate the return of William III to Holland, after his coronation in 1690. Image from the Festival Book, published in Amsterdam in 1691. This image, and others, accompanies the article by Professor Morrison in the 2007 issue of the Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries.

Scholars of politics, history, linguistics, pharmacy, and medicine may all find some unusual and delightful surprises in the new issue of the Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries.

The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries is an annual publication of the Libraries that publishes scholarly articles based on the holdings of the Rutgers University Libraries, with particular focus on the resources in Special Collections and University Archives. The Journal supports inquiry and investigation of topics that examine the history of New Jersey, Rutgers University, prominent political or social leaders, and/or libraries, books, or printing. Robert G. Sewell, Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Management at the Rutgers University Libraries, serves as editor of the Journal.

The 2007 issue of the Journal offers an in-depth look at four topics of scholarly interest, two related to the history of the book and two related to the history of medicine;

The new issue of the Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries, soon to be mailed to subscribers, is available now as open-access journal. Copies of the four articles described above, including all accompanying illustrations, as well as the journal editor's preface can be viewed at: http://jrul.libraries.rutgers.edu/index.php/jrul/issue/view/30/showToc

Inquiries about the Journal, including subscription requests and submissions of articles for consideration, should be addressed via email to Journal editor Robert G. Sewell at rgsewell@rci.rutgers.edu.

Posted December 12, 2007