1. Pliny, Naturae historiarum libri xxxvii, Hagenoae: T.A. Badensis, 1518.

Dublin Core

Title

1. Pliny, Naturae historiarum libri xxxvii, Hagenoae: T.A. Badensis, 1518.

Description

In 1891 Carrie Watson, the University's first librarian, wrote "The first most noteworthy gift the library ever received was from Hon. W. A. Phillips, of Salina. It is one of our oldest books in two ways. It is among the first books of the library, and its date of publication, 1518, makes it the oldest book we have." This great work of natural history is no longer our oldest book but it holds particular pride of place as the foundation gift of our rare books collection, a collection which is built in great part by gifts from such friends and has natural history as one of its strongest specialties.

The gift of William A. Phillips, the founder of Salina. 

Identifier

Summerfield G61

Citation

“1. Pliny, Naturae historiarum libri xxxvii, Hagenoae: T.A. Badensis, 1518.,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed March 29, 2020, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/7876.