The Best Editions of Several Volumes: John J. Slocum, His Library, and the Redwood


This exhibition will highlight the generous gift of the Slocum family of books from John J. Slocum's personal library. An erudite collector, Mr. Slocum, amassed a diverse library of rare and antiquarian books ranging from 16th century volumes to important 20th century first editions. His particular interests were Latin Satire, Neo-Latin and Latin love poetry, and books relating to his work abroad. As a patron of the arts, he also held personally inscribed editions of modern literature. Please join us as we share highlights from this expansive collection.

This exhibition was on view April 13 - October 14, 2018 in the Peirce Prince Gallery.