Fall Exhibit: Ingenious Exercises: Sports and the Printed Book in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 — What was the nature of sports in the early modern era, before the widespread preoccupation with rules, records and Reeboks? And what kinds of books did people write about them? “Ingenious Exercises” addresses precisely these questions. This exhibit of volumes derived from the extensive holdings in the Joyce Sports Collection. The exhibit will remain on display through mid-December.
Spotlight Exhibit: The Nathaniel Rogers Sermon Notebook, ca. 1634-1645 — This exhibit is dedicated to an important recent acquisition: a journal of sermon notes compiled by the Puritan minister Nathaniel Rogers (1598-1655), before and after his emigration from England to Massachusetts. This exhibit will remain on display through mid-December.
Spotlight Exhibit: Two Irish Bibles — On display are the Old Testament Irish translation known as Bedell's Bible, printed in 1685, and Monsignor Pádraig Ó Fiannachta's An Bíobla Naofa (1981), the first Catholic Bible in Irish.