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Treasures on Display

Claremont Graduate University students scoured the Special Collections of the Claremont Colleges' Honnold Mudd Library to assemble local treasures to accompany the traveling Manifold Greatness exhibition.
The exhibition, which examines the cultural influence of the King James Bible, will be at the Claremont Colleges from
Nov. 10, 2011 to Jan. 6, 2012.


 


 
Book of Mormon Title Page       Title page of the first edition (1830) of the Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon; an Account Written by the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. By Joseph Smith, Junior. Palmyra [N.Y.], Printed by E.B. Grandin for the author, 1830
Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

 
Five Poems Art   Five Poems by Toni Morrison; silhouettes by Kara E. Walker.
Las Vegas: Rainmaker Editions, 2002. Designed and letterpress printed by Peter Rutledge Koch.
Only 425 copies of the book were issued.
Denison Library, Scripps College

 
A Book for Anne Bradstreet   A Book for Anne Bradstreet.
Seattle, WA: Holburne Press, 2004. Designed and letterpress printed by Margery S. Hellmann.
Denison Library, Scripps College

 
Gideon's Bible   A Bible from the former Claremont Inn. “Placed in this Hotel by The Gideons” is stamped on the cover.
The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues, being the version set forth A.D. 1611. Compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1881-1885. Newly edited by the American revision committee A.D. 1901. New York, T. Nelson & Sons [c1901]
Pomona College Archives, Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

 
KJV   The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New: newly translated out of the original tongues: & with the former translations diligently compared and reuised, by His Majesties special commandment. Appointed to be read in churches. Imprinted at London, by Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie, Anno 1611
Crispin Collection, Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

 
Dove's Bible   The Dove’s Bible. The first page is probably the most elegant and beautiful page of any Bible. The text is hand set and hand printed, and the red initials are drawn by hand (calligraphy).
The English Bible: containing the Old Testament & the New / translated out of the original tongues by special command of His Majesty King James the First and now reprinted with the text revised by a collation of its early and other principal editions and edited by the late Rev. F.H. Scrivener M.A. LL.D. for the syndics of the University Press Cambridge. Hammersmith : Doves Press, 1903-1905. 5 volumes
Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

 
Wheatley Poems   Poems on various subjects, religious and moral, by Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley of Boston, New England. Lond., printed for A. Bell, Bookseller, Aldgate, and fold by messres. Cox and Berry, 1773, Macpherson Collection, Denison Library, Scripps College

 
childs bible   First Steps for Little Feet in Gospel Paths by Charles Foster. Philadelphia : Charles Foster, c1882
Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

 
Songs and Spirituals of Negro Composition   Songs and Spirituals: Negro Composition for Revivals and Congregational Singing. Chicago : Overton-Hygienic Co., c1921
McCutchan Collection of Hymnology. Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

 
Shape note notation, American hymnal   Shape note notation, American hymnal
The Church harmony : containing a selection of approved psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, and anthems : adapted to the divine worship of the various religious denominations : and a concise introduction to music : with additions and improvements, by Henry Smith. Chambersburg, Pa. : H. Ruby, [1837]
McCutchan Collection of Hymnology, Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

 
The Little Sunbeam; A Collection of Music   Sunday school hymn book:
The Little Sunbeam; A Collection of Music, Consisting of Choruses, Quartettes. Cincinnati, J. Church, 1867
McCutchan Collection of Hymnology, Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

 
Leaves of Grass   Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. Brooklyn, New York, 1855
Denison Library, Scripps College

 
 Moby Dick   Moby-Dick or The whale by Herman Melville. San Francisco : Arion Press, 1979 Wood cut illustrations by Barry Moser.
Denison Library, Scripps College

 

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