There is only one word for our fall 2014 exhibit: EPIC

Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress
Highlights from the Rose Rare Book Collection
8 p.m. Sept. 29 – Nov. 9, 2014
Roesch Library first floor gallery

On loan from a local private collector, this faculty-selected exhibit will feature rare and near-priceless first editions, manuscripts, galley proofs, papyri and illustrations spanning the scholarly spectrum from philosophy to physics. 

You will see seminal works from scholars in arts, sciences, history, education, literature and music. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you do not want to miss.

Check out the exhibit preview site for a sneak peak.


Acclaimed bibliophile Nicholas Basbanes, whose most recent book made the short list for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, will open the exhibition with a keynote address:

7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 
Kennedy Union ballroom 

Co-sponsored by the University of Dayton Speaker Series.

Complete Exhibit Listing

Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica, Pars Secunda
before 1463
First edition


Aristotle
Opera Omnia
Venice, 1495-1498
In Greek; first edition; includes Logic


Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
1813
Original boards for first edition


Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67
1809
First edition of full score


William Blake
Illustrations of the Book of Job
London, 1825
Original boards


Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
New York, 1969
Portfolio of illustrations by Salvador Dalí; signed by the artist


Geoffrey Chaucer
Canterbury Tales
Pynson, ca. 1492


Nicolaus Copernicus
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of Celestial Spheres)
Nuremburg, 1543
First edition


Marie Curie
Thèse de Marie Curie
1903
Presentation copy of thesis


Salvador Dalí
Illustrations in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1969
See Lewis Carroll


Dante
Divine Comedy
Florence, 1481
First edition


Charles Darwin
On the Origin of Species
London, 1859


René Descartes
Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la verité dans les sciences (Discourse on the Method)
Leiden, 1637
First edition


Fyodor Dostoevsky
Bratya Karamazovy (Brothers Karamazov)
St. Petersburg, 1881
First edition


Albert Einstein
Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity)
1916
First edition; first printing; offprint from the Annals of Physics


Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man
1952
First edition


Euclid
Elementa Geometrica
Venice, 1482
First issue


Anne Frank
Het Achterhuis (Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl)
Amsterdam, 1947
Text in Dutch; first edition


Sigmund Freud
Die Traumdeutung (The Interpretation of Dreams)
Leipzig, 1900
Presentation copy


Galileo Galilei
Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger)
1610
One of only two known copies of earliest issue of the first edition; features Galileo's observations of the heavens through a telescope


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust
1790
Ein Fragment; Achte Ausgabe; first edition


Alex Haley
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
1963
Written with Malcolm X; original manuscript and typed draft, first edition


Hippocrates
Octoginta Volumina
Rome, 1525
Translated from Greek into Latin by Marcus Fabius Calvus; first edition


Homer
Works in Greek
Florence, 1488
Editio princeps; bookplates of Labouchere and Duke of Sussex


Johannes Kepler
Astronomia Nova
1609


Abraham Lincoln
Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas in the Celebrated Campaign of 1858, in Illinois
1860
First edition; first issue; presentation copy


Carl Linnaeus
Systema Naturae
1735
First edition


Moses Maimonides
Moreh Nebukhim (The Guide of the Perplexed)
Possibly Rome, ca. 1469
First edition; translated from Judeo-Arabic into Hebrew by Samuel Ibn Tibbon


Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
1963
Written with Alex Haley; original manuscript and typed draft, first edition


Karl Marx
Das Kapital: Kritik der politischen Oekonomie
Hamburg, 1867
Vol. 1


Maria Montessori
Il Metodo Della Pedagogia Scientifica applicato all'educazione Infantile nelle Case dei Bambini
1909
Pedagogical method


Isaac Newton
Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light
1704
First edition


Flannery O'Connor
A Good Man is Hard to Find
ca. 1955
First edition


Blaise Pascal
Pensées
Paris, 1670
A defense of the Christian religion by the philosopher, physicist and mathematician


Plato
Opera Omnia
Venice: Aldus, 1513
Second printing


Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy)
Geographiae Universae
1597
Includes 64 woodcut illustrations


Erich Maria Remarque
Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front)
1928
Printed in German; corrected galley proofs in author's hand


William Shakespeare
Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
1632
Second Folio


J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings
London, ca. 1953-1955
Tolkien's page proofs of the first edition with his final additions, corrections and deletions throughout, in his own handwriting; three volumes; added material about runes; signed presentation inscription; binding by Don Glaister, book binder and conservator


Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1885
First edition; first printing; card with author's autograph (double signature of S.L. Clemens and Mark Twain)


Phillis Wheatley
Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral
London, 1773
Frontispiece features an engraving of Wheatley with the words, "Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley, of Boston"; first African-American writer to publish a book of poetry


Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
1792
First edition


Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own
1929
First trade edition; author's presentation copy; inscribed to Helen Anrep


Aristotle's Logic: a commentary
ca. 1644
Latin commentary written in the disputed question style on the logic of Aristotle


Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth By Day of the priestess Ta-er-pet (the Papyrus MacGregor)
Late 1st century B.C.
23 feet, 6 inches long, divided into nine sections


Mahayana Sutra of the Buddha: Boundless Life
China, early 8th century
Scroll from the Dunhuang caves; in Tibetan language


Polyglot Bible: Psalter
ca. 1514-1517
First edition in rare first issue, published 1522; Old Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin; New Testament in Greek, Latin


Qur'an: an illuminated manuscript, copied by Aziz Khan Kashmiri et al.
Kashmir, 1864


La Biblia, que es, Los Sacros Libros del Viejo y Nuevo Testamento (Spanish Bible)
Basle, 1569
First Spanish edition


Zevach Pesach
Constantinople, 1505
First edition of Abrabanel's commentary; earliest obtainable edition

Join Us

Related events for Imprints and Impressions will explore exhibit themes and highlight scholarship at University of Dayton. All events are free and open to all.

Pre-opening events

Sept. 18
STARS Faculty Panel: Faith and the Empirical World
4 p.m., Science Center auditorium
Presented with the support of the Rites. Rights. Writes. initiative of the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages  


Sept. 22
Banned Books and the Stuart Rose Collection
11 a.m. – noon; noon – 1 p.m. (two sessions)
Kennedy Union ballroom
Panel discussion with Paul Morman (Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books), Robert Brecha (Galileo), Una Cadegan (the Index), and John Inglis (Thomas Aquinas)


Sept. 24
Music of the Spheres – Jennifer Speed, Samuel Dorf and Andrea Chenoweth Wells
9 – 11 a.m., Sears Recital Hall
Presented with the support of the Rites. Rights. Writes. initiative of the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages

Opening event

Sept. 29
Keynote address
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History – Nicholas Basbanes
7:30 p.m., Kennedy Union ballroom
Acclaimed bibliophile Nicholas Basbanes, whose most recent book made the short list for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, will open the exhibition with a keynote address. Co-sponsored by the University of Dayton Speaker Series

Public opening of the exhibit
8:00 p.m. Roesch Library first floor gallery

Events

Sept. 30 – Nov. 6
IMPACT: Reactions to the Rose Rare Books Collection
ArtStreet
IMPACT is visual and creative reaction to the words and meanings from the University Libraries' landmark exhibit including both the historic books and the essays included in the exhibition catalogue. Three University of Dayton alumni visual and graphic artists return to embark on a world-premiere installation that comments and reacts to the written word and explores the impact of the diverse history within the book collection and its place in today’s evolving multidisciplinary educational landscape.

Sept. 30 
IMPACT exhibit opening reception and panel discussion: "How Can You Believe? The Impact of Creative Media in Modern Social and Spiritual Practice"
Reception 5:30 p.m.; panel 6:30 p.m.


Oct. 6
When the Earth Moved and Went to Heaven: the Implication of the Copernican Revolution – Mike Barnes
4:30 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch lounge


Oct. 15
Shakespeare’s Early Folios and the Renaissance Book – visiting scholar Adam Hooks
4:30 p.m., Sears Recital Hall


Oct. 16
Looking Inside: Imprints and Impressions workshop: session 1 – Darden Bradshaw and Jayne Whitaker
5:15 – 8 p.m., College Park Center 238R
Registration required


Oct. 20
Religion, Literacy, and Social Justice: Autobiography of Malcolm X, A Campus Cultural Connections Event – Katherine Schmidt and Meredith Doench
Collab (first-floor classroom in Roesch Library's Knowledge Hub)
Presented with the support of the Rites. Rights. Writes. initiative of the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages


Oct. 21
Insights Into "The Lord of the Rings": A Campus Cultural Connections Event – Jason Combs, Richard Chenoweth and Andy Slade
1:30 – 2:45 p.m., Sears Recital Hall
Presented with the support of the Rites. Rights. Writes. initiative of the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages


Oct. 30
Looking Inside: Imprints and Impressions workshop, session 2 – Darden Bradshaw and Jayne Whitaker
5:15 – 8 p.m., College Park Center 238R
Registration with session 1 required


Nov. 4
Judaism, Christianity and Medieval Books – Bobbi Sutherland and Miriamne Krummel
Noon – 1:15 p.m., Torch Lounge, Kennedy Union
A discussion of Aquinas, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Anne Frank

Closing Reception

Nov. 9
Closing reception
Roesch Library Gallery

Post-exhibit Events

Nov. 12
Out of Print – documentary
Q&A with director Vivienne Roumani
7 – 9 p.m., Sears Recital Hall


Nov. 13
Looking Inside: Imprints and Impressions workshop: session 3 – Darden Bradshaw and Jayne Whitaker
5:15 – 8 p.m., College Park Center 242
Registration with sessions 1 & 2 required


Nov. 13
Fellowship of the Ring (2001): A Campus Cultural Connections Event and Graul Chair for Arts and Languages
7 p.m., McGinnis Center
Viewing of movie with free refreshments


Nov. 14
The Two Towers (2002): A Campus Cultural Connections Event and Graul Chair for Arts and Languages
7 p.m., McGinnis Center
Viewing of movie with free refreshments


Nov. 15
The Return of the King (2003): A Campus Cultural Connections Event and Graul Chair for Arts and Languages
7 p.m., McGinnis Center
Viewing of movie with free refreshments

Have Questions?

Contact Kathleen Webb, Dean of Libraries, at 937-229-4265 for more information. Check the website during the summer and at the beginning of the fall semester for additional details.