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At Harvard’s Houghton Library, the beauty of the book in all its forms – Harvard Gazette

The binding and a vividly illuminated page from “Heroides,” the humanist manuscript by the Roman poet Ovid.
The binding and a vividly illuminated page from “Heroides,” the humanist manuscript by the Roman poet Ovid.

 

For last semester’s seminar “Harvard’s Greatest Hits,” David Stern got about a dozen first-year students in a room and had them examine some of the rarest and oldest volumes at Houghton Library, Harvard’s rich and vast repository of art, culture, history and much, much more.

Source: At Harvard’s Houghton Library, the beauty of the book in all its forms – Harvard Gazette

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