Watery Grave of the Week: The Timely Rescue
From Emerson Bennett’s Dollar Monthly Call Number: RBC AP85 Em356 860b
A Nineteenth Century Vision of Persia’s Past
Tucked away in the compact shelving on the 5th floor of Van Pelt Library is a real treasure – a 19th century Persian book entitled “Asar-i ajam”, or loosely, “Antiquities of the Persians” [ed. note: the book has now been moved to RBML]. The book was written by the well-known author Muhammad Nasir Fursat al-Dawlah…
Ann Perrin’s album is far from commonplace
[ed. note: Penn’s unique collections are used every year by countless scholars and students, beginning with today’s piece we will periodically feature posts from some of these researchers.] Watercolor paintings, pencil drawings, advice essays, and poems by both famous and obscure poets, as well as the signature of a different person on each page…they’re all…
Conundrum of the Week: Unidentified Inscription
Can you identify this inscription? Please leave a comment if you have any information about this! Thanks!
Rare Book Cataloging at UPenn is Live!
Explore the fantastical and mystical world of Rare Book Cataloging at the University of Pennsylvania. No day is complete without fire breathing lions and knights upon flying horses!