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A guide to the holdings of UF's Rare Book Collection with tips for conducting research in similar collections

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The Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection comprises historical and significant holdings in the printed and written word. The collection allows us to look into the past into the past scholarly lives of the University of Florida and challenges us to experiment and create knowledge for the future.

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Dive into some of the earliest printed optical illusions, and see how the tunnel book has developed as both a wonderful object and an object made to contain wonders.

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A Plan of Historical Architecture (1725) [Entwurff einer historischen Architectur]

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach

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A Feast in the Woods (c.1750)

Martin Engelbrecht

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The Tunnel Under the River Thames (c.1850)

Images Courtesy of the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology

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Le Jardin d’Acclimatation (c.1880)

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Little Red Riding Hood (c.1950)

Patricia Turner

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All Sorts (2015)

Emily Martin

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