TCU’s Shakespeare Treasures

TCU’s rare books collection contains a number of early editions of Shakespearean works.  The online exhibit TCU’s Shakespeare’s Treasures features several of them.

A few of the featured Shakespeare works include:
The Second Folio, 1632
The Third Folio, 1663/1664
The Pavier Quartos, 1619
Poems, 1640

Other Shakespeare-related items include:
Francis Bacon. The Advancement of Learning. 1605
Geoffrey Chaucer. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: Newly printed. 1545
A Mirror for Magistrates. 1610

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Database Trial: HeinOnline

This trial ends September 1. HeinOnline is the world’s largest fully searchable PDF image-based, government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase.Please evaluate it and let us know your thoughts.

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Database Trial: Safari Books Online

This trial ends April 21. Safari Books Online’s on-demand digital library provides access to over 40,000 technology books and videos from leading publishers. Please evaluate it and let us know your thoughts.

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Rare Books and Special Collections

There are approximately 26,204 titles in the rare book collection within TCU’s Special Collections. This includes all items stored in the vault, the original copies of all TCU theses and dissertations stored offsite in the Annex, the Erisman–Odom collection stored in on–site storage in the basement, and the James C. Wright library also stored in the basement.

There are approximately 141 maps, 227 audio–visual items and 145 serial items.

Named collections:

A few very significant titles:

  • Abraham Ortelius, Theatrvm orbis terrarvm, 1573
  • Thomas a Kempis, De Imitatione Christi, 1473
  • Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, 1849-1850, a novel in parts
  • William Shakespeare, The Pavier Quartos, 1619, the so-called False Folio, the first attempt to collect Shakespeare’s work in a single volume
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Research Guide: Core Documents of our Democracy

The purpose of the Federal Depository Library Program is to provide free public access to the documents that have helped to shape our democracy. Our newest LibGuide, Core Documents of Our Democracy, is a one-stop shop for the essential documents that provide vital sources of information that support the public’s right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government. It also provides basic information on ways to navigate our collection, as well as suggestions on how to do historical document research. If interested, please follow this link  and if you have any questions feel free to visit our Research Help Desk for assistance.

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