classic has a new home
volumes enhance special collections
Capt. Lemuel Gulliver has
found safe harbor in the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library. Thanks
to Dr. William Schull, Arts ’46
and Grad ’47, and Victoria Schull, a 1726 edition of Jonathan Swift’s
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World (better known as Gulliver’s
Travels) is now part of University
Special Collections. Marquette is
the only library in Wisconsin, and one of just 20 in North America, to own
early editions of the classic.
That spectacular volume is only part of the
They gave Marquette a collection of antiquarian books, including Emmanuel H.D.
Years’ Residence in the Great Deserts of North America (1860), a two-volume
set illustrated with 58 hand-tinted maps; essays addressing slavery in North
America; and Isaac Newton’s Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.