Highlights from the Rose Rare Book Collection
Highlights from the Rose Rare Book CollectionExhibited Sept. 29 – Nov. 9, 2014, in the Roesch Library first-floor gallery
This faculty-selected exhibit — an online version of which appears here >>> — features rare and near-priceless first editions, manuscripts, galley proofs, papyri and illustrations spanning the scholarly spectrum from philosophy to physics.
The items in this online exhibit archive are part of the collection of Stuart Rose, a Dayton-area businessman who has assembled one of the most accomplished collections of its kind in private hands.
"A great, old book, to me, is like a great painting," Rose says. "It should be on display. It's one thing to look at a picture of something old, but it's another thing seeing it in person. It's just a different feeling."