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Opioids through the Ages

Adopt a book that helps shed light on the historical reasons behind the current opioid crisis.

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Annual Celebration of the Library

Adopt a book or item being showcased at the 2019 Annual Celebration of the Library.

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Support the Germ City Collection

Contribute towards the care of a group of materials.

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Adopt A Book

Adopt a rare book, a secondary source or a drawer in our classic card catalog to directly support the growth and care of our collections.

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Curator's Choice

Adopt a book from our general collections to support research.

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Adopt A Card Catalog Drawer

Adopt a drawer in our card catalog, an iconic symbol of libraries and learning.

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Adopt A Book Program

Adopt a rare book, a secondary source or a drawer in our classic card catalog to directly support the growth and care of our collections.

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From Basilisks to Bezoars: The Surprising History of Harry Potter's Magical World

Celebrate the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, by adopting rare books that reveal the history behind many of the creatures, plants and other magical elements that appear in the Harry Potter series.

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    What to do if it's catching

    A public health pamphlet from the early 1930's offering practical advice and information on how germs spread, rules for semi- and complete isolation, household hints, and first aid in the home.

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    Eckels' anatomical aid and A new principle in embalming

    This is the first edition of a color anatomical aid with several movable flaps produced specifically for the use of embalmers. A companion volume, A New Principle in Embalming, introduces the embalmer to the use and benefits of ‘Osmotone.’

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    Frankenstein; or, the modern Prometheus

    Our edition is of this classic novel is an 1856 London imprint, published by the Parlour Library. The purchase complements our 2019 Bibliography Week lecture, “‘The Horrors of My Secret Toil’: What Frankenstein Demands of Curators.”

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    Koch Büch

    This German manuscript cookbook offers instructions for dishes using game, various types of sausage, and many kinds of fish, including pike, eel and crayfish.

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    Phytognomonica

    This illustrated herbal, by the Neapolitan natural scientist and polymath Giambattista Della Porta, offers thirty-two very beautiful woodcuts illustrating the botanical Doctrine of Signatures.

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    Il cioccolato: trattenimento ditirambico

    In the spring of 2017, we acquired an extremely rare first edition of this text on chocolate comprised of two parts: a dithyrambic poem followed by thirty pages of scholarly annotations.

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    Curator's Choice

    Adopt a book from our general collections, selected by our Curator of Rare Book and Manuscripts.These materials are vital resources for those who use our collections.

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  • Adopt a Card Catalog Drawer

    Adopt a drawer in our card catalog. Card catalogs are an iconic symbol of libraries, research, and love of reading and learning.

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