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STL Special Library Spotlight: Covenant Seminary Library June 24, 2009

Posted by Cynthia in Library Stuff.
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Our special library visited the very interesting (and friendly) Covenant Seminary Library tonight. I was especially taken with the rare book collection. 75% of the collection comes from the private donations of an Englishman with the last name of Tait. Among the monographs collected are a physics book by Aristotle called “Aristotelis Stagiritae De Physico Auditu Libri Octo,” the oldest book in the collection, published in 1540, and a Ukrainian Bible from 1936, written in the Ruthenian dialect, when the Ukrainian language was being suppressed by the Soviet occupiers of the Ukraine. The rare book room also contains a collection of Puritan sermons and some literature from the Missouri offshoot of the Church of Latter Day Saints, some of which can be found nowhere else (at least accessible by the public). Many thanks to the engaging and committed staff of the Covenant Seminary Library for an extremely interesting tour.

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