The Literature and Book Arts Collections includes illuminated manuscripts and early printed books, ranging from individual leaves to full books, spanning the twelfth through the nineteenth centuries. The collections include some 20,000 items ranging from a 4,000-year-old Sumerian clay tablet to contemporary artists’ books. Costume and botanical books, natural histories, travel accounts, miniature books, illuminated manuscript leaves, and significant early works on photography distinguish the collection.

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Submissions from 2013

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Betrayed by a moccasin, or, The round-up of the Indian smugglers, Spencer Dair

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Black death, or, The curse of the Navajo witch, Spencer Dair

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Curse of Coronation Gulf, or, The outlaws of Blue Waters, Spencer Dair

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Dash for life, or, Tracked by timber wolves, Spencer Dair

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Decoy message, or, The ruse of the border jumpers, Spencer Dair

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Doom of the bandit brothers, or, The demon renegades, Spencer Dair

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Flying Cloud's last stand, or, The battle of Dead Man's Canyon, Spencer Dair

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Fur trader's discovery, or, The brotherhood of thieves, Spencer Dair

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Held up at Snake Basin, or, The renegade's death vote, Spencer Dair

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Hermit bandit's revenge, or, The league of the fur stealers, Spencer Dair

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Hounded by red men, or, The road agents of Porcupine River, Spencer Dair

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Lured by outlaws, or, The mounted ranger's desperate ride, Spencer Dair

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Mail rider's dash with death, or, The desperado of Poker Flat, Spencer Dair

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Masked riders, or, The mystery of Grizzly Gulch, Spencer Dair

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Midnight alarm, or, The raid on the paymaster's camp, Spencer Dair

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Mystery of the Arctic Circle, or, The robbers' round-up, Spencer Dair

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Night Riders of the Northwest, or, The vigilantes' revenge, Spencer Dair

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Outlaw's pledge, or, The raid on the old stockade, Spencer Dair

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Plague spreaders of Hungry Trail, or, The robbers of Little Wind, Spencer Dair

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Red Hand of the Northwest, or, The pirates of Great Bear Lake, Spencer Dair

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Red massacre, or, The hold-up men of Barren Lands, Spencer Dair

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Smugglers of Little Slave Lake, or, The trapper's vengeance, Spencer Dair

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Spectre of Thunderbolt Cavern, or, Tricked by midnight assassins, Spencer Dair

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Squawman's revenge, or, Kidnapped by the Piutes, Spencer Dair

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Stage Coach Bill's last ride, or, The bandits of Great Bear Lake, Spencer Dair

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Tornado Bess, the kidnapper, or, The outlaws of Rabbit Island, Spencer Dair

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Tracked to his lair, or, The pursuit of the Midnight Raider, Spencer Dair

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Tragedy of Hangman's Gulch, or, The ghost of Horn Mountains, Spencer Dair

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Trapped by the Crees, or, Tricked by a renegade scout, Spencer Dair

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Treasures of Mackenzie Isles, or, The outlaws' drag-net, Spencer Dair

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Witch of Devil Whirlpool, or, The gun-men of Split Lake, Spencer Dair

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Wreckers of Caribou Reef, or, Border bandits at bay, Spencer Dair

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Frank Reade, Jr., and his electric coach, or, The search for the Isle of Diamonds Part I, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Frank Reade, Jr., and his electric coach, or, The search for the Isle of Diamonds Part II, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Frank Reade, Jr., and his greyhound of the air, or, The search for a mountain of gold, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Frank Reade, Jr. and his new torpedo boat, or, At war with the Brazilian rebels, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Frank Reade, Jr., and his Queen Clipper of the Clouds : a thrilling story of a wonderful voyage in the air Part I, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Frank Reade, Jr., and his Queen Clipper of the Clouds : a thrilling story of a wonderful voyage in the air Part II, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Frank Reade, Jr., in the Far West, or, The search for a lost gold mine, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Frank Reade, Jr., in the sea of sand and his discovery of a lost people, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Lost in the land of fire, or, Across the Pampas in the electric turret : a thrilling story of Frank Reade, Jr. in South America, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens

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Six weeks in the great whirlpool, or, Strange adventures in a submarine boat, Luis 1863-1939 Senarens