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Rare Books includes books that are especially important because of their historical or literary significance, age, scarcity, or value.
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Description de l'Égypte Antiquités Planches II, 1812.

Housing more than 50 special collections, Rare Books includes literary manuscripts, rare posters and maps, and collections of books by or about particular authors or subjects in the sciences, literature, history, popular culture, and the history of books and printing.

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Copernicus. De Revolutionibus, 1543.

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