Now at the Rosenbach
Presenting beautiful and curious specimens from five centuries of book ownership, from a 15th-century coat of arms to engravings inspired by Romantic artists, The Art of Ownership delves into the stories of these bookplates, the rare editions behind them, and the lives of the men and women who owned them. More


The Rosenbach’s adjacent 1860s townhouses provide an intimate setting for an expanding collection of nearly 400,000 rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative arts objects, dating from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present day.
The Chertoff Mural prior to conservation, © 1961 by Maurice Sendak, all rights r
James Joyce, Ulysses: autograph manuscript, “Circe” episode. [Fall, 1920]

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The Rosenbach offers a wide variety of programs and events to engage visitors in the museum’s remarkable and expanding collection and inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity.

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