Monthly Archives: March 2011

International Women's Day 2011

To celebrate International Women's Day, here is a selection of items celebrating the political and social activism of women.
From Special Collections
A vindication of the rights of woman with strictures on political and moral subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft. London : Printed for J. Johnson, 1792. First Edition. xix, 452 p. ; 22 cm.
This first edition of [...]


Recent Acquisitions: Two Specimens of Design

The Archives & Special Collections recently acquired a lovely edition of Shakespeare's poems produced by the Kelmscott Press.  One of 500 copies, this 1893 edition features original vellum bindings.  The Kelmscott Press was founded by William Morris, the Pre-Raphaelite printer, designer and architect who was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. Morris founded the [...]