Skip to main content

Browse Items (53 total)

  • Tags: Treasure Room

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Leaf-M-13-AB.jpg
This leaf from a Bible made in Paris in the mid 13th century has the end of the Prologue to the Old Testament Book of Isaiah and the beginning of the Book of Isaiah itself. The initial V for the opening words of the book, “Visio Isaiae” (“The vision…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Leaf-M-08-AB.jpg
Compact one-volume Bibles were a thirteenth-century Parisian specialty, crafted to answer the needs of clerics, monks, and students. Paris was the place to study theology in the Middle Ages. This leaf is from a fine Paris Bible that was used by a…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Their_Eyes-Zora_Hurston-1937.jpg
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) published four novels and more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays. She is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, which she wrote while in Haiti doing fieldwork in anthropology. This novel is…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/SC-Poems_Chiefly_in_the_Scottish_Dialect-Burns-1787.jpg
Robert Burns’ 1787 book of poetry Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect was published by William Creech, to whom Burns sold his copyright for the work for 100 guineas. Burns is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic Movement, and was a great source…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/SC-Poems_Chiefly_in_the_Scottish_Dialect-Burns-1787-01-front_cover-AB.jpg
This is a first edition of Robert Burns’ 1787 book Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect finely bound by George Bayntun Bindery in England. The binding is full crushed dark blue levant leather with raised bands, gilt tooled panels enclosing thistle…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/SC-Poems_by_JD-Donne-1633.jpg
This 1633 edition of Poems, with Elegies on the Author's Death (also known as Poems by J.D.) is the first collected volume of John Donne’s poetry and the most authentic of all the early editions of his works. Donne (1572-1631) was an Oxford…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Member_of_the_Wedding-C_McCullers-1946.jpg
Carson McCullers (1917-1967) wrote eight books, The Member of the Wedding being among one of the most notable. Her writing is often described as Southern Gothic and is reflective of her southern roots. This story captures a young girl's feelings at…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-SC-Restos_del_USS_Maine-Habana-1900.jpg
A Chromolithographic image of the USS Maine as it sat in Havana, Cuba harbor after it was sank. "Restos del U.S.S. Maine Habana."

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0277-Wesley_Relics-B02-1a.jpg
John Wesley (1703-1791) was an Anglican theologian who is credited with helping to found the evangelical movement called Methodism. These scraps of fabric are said to be from the bed on which John Wesley died. After Wesley’s death, personal items,…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2