Rare books and pamphlets

About this collection

    This digital collection offers a small sample of the approximately 8,000 rare books, catalogs, pamphlets, and other materials held at Hagley Library.
    In addition to works from our general collections of rare books and pamphlets, this digital collection also features a number of works collected or written by various members of the du Pont family over generations. These include the Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours books and pamphlets, selected from the nearly 300 works in our collections that have been identified as having been brought to the United States by the family during their emigration from France in 1799. Some other du Pont family collections, like the Lammot du Pont, Jr. Collection of Aeronautics, are maintained, in part, elsewhere in the Digital Archives, with only the rare materials being featured here.
    Other materials in this digital collection have been selected from our John Margolies Collection of Travel Ephemera and Penrose R. Hoopes collections.
    Image: Columbian Primer, No. 2, or, Child's First Lesson, cover (1837)

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