Sunday, January 21, 2007
The Rare Book Room
I thought buying my Calculus book was expensive. It was nothing compared to the value of the books in the rare book room. By value, I mean priceless. I witnessed a book which was written by hand in the late 15th century, which was awe inspiring. It was written on pages made of rags. Even more impressive was a full volumed collection of James Audubon's Bird's Of America which is incredibly valuable. There are 7500 books in the rare book collection and the oldest book is the one we witnessed from the 15th century. The collection is behind a locked door and we could not take any photos of it. It is primarily for scholarly use and is under high security.