Prayer Book of Charles the Bold, 1469

Welcome to the History of Books blog.  My name is Kathleen M. Walker and I am a student in San Jose State University’s Masters of Library and Information Science distance learning program.   This blog was created as the required format for the History of Books and Libraries (LIBR 280), taught by Elizabeth Wrenn-Estes.  We were required to post three blog entries for this class.         

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, 1st Edition 1885-1886

My first blog is about the Prayer Book of Charles the Bold, an illuminated manuscript commissioned in 1469.  The second blog concerns the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, a two volume set published in 1885 and 1886.   I have a first edition copy of  this set.  My final blog will feature the San Diego Public Library, founded in 1882.       

San Diego Public Library c. 1902