1. Exploring WoodenBoat's Rare Books

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    The WoodenBoat Research Library offers a rich resource for all scholars of boats and boat design. Of particular interest is the rare book cabinet, where our Director of Research keeps some of our…

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    • Examining A 10th Century Codex

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      When a 10th century Codex arrived at The Conservation Center for treatment earlier this year, we were all intrigued by the craftsmanship of this rare volume. This surviving example of a medieval Christian…

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      • Walking with Horatio Alger (Parts 1-3)

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        A literary ramble through New York, a train ride to Philadelphia's Chinatown, an afternoon spent in a lonely academic library, a drive to a Massachusetts cemetery, and a party with a bunch of…

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        • Walking with Horatio Alger, Part 3

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          Part III in a series about Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick brings me to Philadelphia's Chinatown, a lonely academic library, a Massachusetts cemetery, and a party with a bunch of kids. How can…

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          • Walking with Horatio Alger, Part 2

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            A literary ramble through New York City, following the path of Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick.

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            • Walking with Horatio Alger, Part 1

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              Can video bring an old edition of Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick back home—into its original spatial and temporal relationships? The first of a series.

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              • Water, Paper, Law

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                An eighteenth-century Italian treatise on alluvium inspires thoughts about water, law, rare books, and the passage of time.

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                • The Beauty of the Code

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                  An interview with Mike Widener of the rare books library at Yale Law School. Mike shares a lovely, small volume of the Napoleonic Code from the Yale collection, and we speculate on the relation between…

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                  • The Sound of One Book Clapping

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                    Mike Widener, rare books librarian at Yale Law School, knocks on An Abridgement of the Statutes (1481), bound with wooden boards.

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