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A book of her own : an exhibition of manuscripts and printed books in the Yale University Library that were owned by women before 1700 / Robert G. Babcock ; in collaboration with Torrence N. Thomas, D. Marshall Kibbey, Elizabeth P. Archibald.

  • Babcock, Robert Gary, 1958-
  • Books

About this work


New Haven, Conn. : Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, 2005.

Physical description

78 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm


"Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, from October 28, 2005 through January 2006."--T.p. verso.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-78) and indexes.


Book of her own : introduction / Robert G. Babcock -- A most noble and worthy treasure : the library of the Cloister of Saint Elisabeth in Bressanone / Torrence N. Thomas -- "I wright my name" : seventeenth-century women and their books / Elizabeth P. Archibald -- "Ego infelix peccatrix" : evidence other than inscriptions for female ownership of early books / D. Marshall Kibbey.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
    Open shelves

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