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Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History

This guide focuses on bibliography, textual criticism, and book history.

Welcome

This guide provides an introduction to resources relating to bibliography, textual criticism, and book history at the University of Victoria Libraries.

These resources provide the context in which to study rare and unique materials in Special Collections and University Archives, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artists' books. These items are available for learning and research at the University of Victoria and beyond.

Rare and unique materials from Special Collections

Paper made from thistles

Paper made from thistles (PQ2067 V43 1786)

Tucked in the back of this edition of the Œuvres du marquis de Villette (PQ2067 V43 1786) are twenty samples of LeĢorier Delisle's experimental paper made from various plant materials (marshmallow, nettles, hops, moss, reeds, etc.). Seen here is paper made from thistles.

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (PS3531 L42B45 1963) with illustrations by Frieda Hughes

An association copy of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (PS3531 L42B45 1963) with illustrations by her daughter Frieda Hughes.

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