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What is the oldest book in the library?

December 3, 2012

Our November Library Question of the Month was something of a riddle …. The oldest book in the library can be found in one of our newest acquisitions. Can you identify the Boyden Library’s oldest book?

The oldest book in the library can be found in one of our newest acquisitions – Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive. Titled Qvattro orationi de M. Bartolomeo Spathaphòra di Moncata … : L’vna in morte Serenissimo Marc’ Antonio Triuisano. L’altra nella creatione del Serenissimo Francesco Veniero principe di Venetia, et una in difesa della seruitù. L’altra in difesa della Discordia, this book was written in 1554 by Bartolomeo Spatafora.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery Gale Database

An Advanced Search of the library’s online catalog reveals the answer:

There were no winning entries this month.  Thank you to everyone who participated in our library contest.