Exhibit Name: The Book of Hours Exhibit
Dates: Oct 15, 2014 - Jan 15, 2014
manuscripts are among the greatest glories of Western civilization. The word
‘manuscript’ literally means ‘written by hand’.
The book of hours is a Christian devotional book popular in the Middle
Ages. It is the most common type of
surviving medieval illuminated manuscript.
While each manuscript book of hours is unique, most contain a similar
collection of texts, prayers and psalms, often decorated for Christian
devotion. The exhibit is open to the
public free during normal library hours and will run until January 15, 2014.
Exhibit Name: The Rebecca Ramos Natural History Book Collection
Dates: Sep 15, 2014 - Dec 15, 2014
Rebecca Ramos Natural History Book Collection contains, among its approximately
one hundred titles, works of some of the more well-known as well as lessor
known 19th century naturalists and nature illustrators.
From a signed limited
edition of Tory Peterson's Audubon's Birds of America to John Lettsom's The
Naturalists and Traveler's Companion (1799) and from Bewick's 1804 edition
of History of British Birds to a set of select turn of the 20th century
Biggle Farm Library books, the collection covers nearly all aspects of nature
from the aquatic to flora and fauna.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity
to explore nature’s wonders through the eyes of 19th century
naturalists and illustrators with these unique offerings!
We hope you enjoy the new exhibits!
All exhibits are open to the PC Community and the General Public for free.
For library hours call 401-865-2242.