Rare Book Collection


Items from our general rare book collection that complement and support the Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection. Books are added to this online collection if they have been consulted by students or faculty for research. Dr. Daniel Woolf's Winter 2017 course, The British Discover their Past, was the impetus for this collection.

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Actes and Monuments
The sixth time newly imprinted, with certaine additions thereunto annexed, Anno 1610, Mense Octobris.
Titles of v. 1-2 within illustrated woodcut borders; woodcut illustrations, initials, head- and tail-pieces.

The "plates" are woodcuts after C3…

The customs of London
Containing among divers other matters, the original of the celebrated poem of The nut-brown maid; reprinted from the first edition, with the additions included in the second. Edited by J. Douce.

The life of Edward lord Herbert of Cherbury, written by himself.
Title page vignette of Strawberry Hill in black line border.Dedication signed: Horace Walpole.Originally issued with folded pedigree, which followed the Advertisement, pp.[9-10]; this pedigree was found to contain errors, and was corrected in some…
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