The Great and the GraphicThe Great and the Graphichttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/122521/1260799200Magill Quaker Collection2009-12-14T09:00:002009-12-14T16:30:00
December 14,2009 9:00AM–4:30PM
Magill Quaker Collection
Rare Books from the Haverford Collection and their Most Modern Renditions
Haverford's rare book collection is exceptional. The books are used for class instruction in Special Collections and by students and faculty for their research. Their rarity and beauty are assets that enhance enjoyment of the texts and exemplifies the best values of a liberal arts education.
A broad appreciation of literature today includes graphic books, comic books to some, which have recently acquired respectability. The literary experience of a condensed account presented through intense illustration is in striking contrast to that of the more traditional text-based rare book.
Experience and consider these differences for yourself. Each day during exam week a rare book and its graphic counterpart will be on display in Special Collections. Take a study break and be intrigued and challenged.
Monday, Dec 14, 2009 Dante's Inferno
Panter, Gary, Jimbo's inferno : a ridiculous mis-recounting of Dante Alighieri's immortal inferno in which Jimbo, led by Valise, in pursuit of the Soulpinx, enters Focky Bocky, vast gloomrock mallscape, Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2006.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 Genesis
The Holy Bible: conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: newly translated out of the originall tongues: & with the former translations diligently compared and reuised, by His Maiesties speciall comandement: appointed to be read in churches, Imprinted at London : by Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie, Anno Dom. 1611.
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 Arabian Nights
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 American Environment
Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 William Penn
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