Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crusoe Collection to Emory

Robert and Miriam Lovett have donated their Robinson Crusoe collection to the Manuscript Archives and Rare Book Library at Emory University, the student newspaper reports. The Lovetts spent a quarter century gathering the 699 editions of Daniel Defoe's classic work, and the collection includes not only a first edition but several other rare editions (in some cases, the Lovett copy may be unique).

Plans are in the works to digitize the entire collection, and Emory classes are scheduled to use the books beginning next semester.

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