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Collector’s Choice

Collector’s Choice

A Selection of Books and Manuscripts Given by Harrison D. Horblit to the Harvard College Library

ISBN 9780976492528

Publication date: 05/31/2005

This is the catalogue of an exhibition, held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1933, featuring items given by Harrison Horblit ’33, one of Houghton Library’s most distinguished donors. The exhibition includes materials covering Manuscripts and the Cradle of Printing, Early Arithmetics, Early English Printing, the Scientific Renaissance, Printing and Bibliography, Interesting Bindings, and Early Photography.


  • Owen Gingerich was Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Harvard University and a senior astronomer emeritus at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Book Details

  • 46 pages
  • 7 x 10 inches
  • Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library
  • Introduction by Owen Gingerich