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Times of Trenton Highlights 18th Century Handel Acquisition

Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an eighteenth-century scribal score of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Berenice, copied by a contemporary Handel copyist (“S2”) from the composer’s autograph manuscript.   The acquisition is highlighted on the front … Continue reading

28. January 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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Cuneiform Collections in the Princeton University Library – Now on Display from Oct 2-8, 2012

Ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets with cuneiform writ­ing, dat­ing back over 4,000 years, will on dis­play in the Fire­stone Library’s Eighteenth-Century Win­dow from Octo­ber 2 to 8. Cuneiform writ­ing was a method of incis­ing script into wet clay with a wedge-shaped … Continue reading

04. October 2012 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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