This Fall, the Weinberg Memorial Library is proud to host “Scarce Books and Elegant Editions,” a collection of rare books by and about Samuel Johnson and James Boswell from the Edward R. Leahy Collection, in celebration of the 300th birthday of Samuel Johnson.
Samuel Johnson, best known for his Dictionary of the English Language, is often considered the most important English prose writer of the middle and late 18th century. He was also the subject of what has been called the first truly modern biography, written by James Boswell. On display in the 5th floor Heritage Room are rare editions of Johnson and Boswell works, as well as items and autographed letters by or about both authors.
The exhibit will run until December 11. An opening reception, featuring a talk by Edward R. Leahy ’68 about the collection, will be held on October 7 at 7:30pm in the Heritage Room.