Highlights from the 18th Century Political and Historical Collections

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British political pamphlets
An exhibition in honour of the retirement of Professor J.A.W. (Jock) Gunn, D. Phil., Oxon., F.R.S.C. 17 October 2002 - 3 December 2002 In selecting items for the exhibition, Dr. Gunn compares Queen's collections with the listings in the English Short-title Catalogue (ESTC), pointing out some holdings apparently unique to Queen's as well as other more common items and interesting groupings, illustrating overall the depth of our collections and their research value. The display of books and pamphlets, with commentary, is presented under the following headings: - Rarissime (as the book-dealers say) - A more technical understanding of rarity - Unique in North America - Putting items in context - Variety - Curiosities
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