The History of Special Collections at Brown University

The First Book

Valentin Schindler
Lexicon Pentalotton Hebraicum, Chaldaicum, Syriacum, Talmudico-Rabbinicum et Arabicum.
Hanover: Typis Joannis Jacobi Hennei, 1612

This book, the first acquired for the College Library, is inscribed: "The gift of the Revd. James Manning to Rhode Island College, June 17, 1767."

Williams Table Collection. Gift of President James Manning