Another hidden gem in our rare books collections

A request from the Spinoza Society sent us into the stacks in search of Baruch Spinoza’s René Descartes’ Principiorum Philosophiae. The Dutch philosopher’s response to René Descartes’ ontological arguments concerning substance (dualistic views that Spinoza, arguably a pantheist, sought to… Continue Reading


A Previously Unrecorded Letter by Charles Dickens (1812–1870), Recovered from Rutgers University Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives

In preparing a pop-up exhibition for the Northeast Victorian Studies Conference in April, we turned up a previously unknown and unrecorded letter from Charles Dickens bound into one of the Libraries’ books. Written by Dickens on 24 November 1849 to… Continue Reading