The Best Editions of Several Volumes: John J. Slocum, His Library, and the Redwood April 13 – October 14, 2018

This exhibition highlighted 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. The exhibition featured highlights from this expansive collection.

This exhibition was on view in the Peirce Prince Gallery.

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