Two Millionth Volume Celebration
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.42 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
On September 17, 1981, the University Libraries held a celebration to receive the two millionth volume to the Libraries' collection, Rerum Polonicarum by Alexander Gwagnin [Alexandro Guagnino](Frankfurt, 1584):
The three volumes of this work on the history of Poland have been bound together as one in still vellum. The first volume deals with the history of Poland from Lech to King Stefan, while the second describes the geography of Poland and its territories; and the third collects letters, speeches and other documents about the history of Poland. The three volumes were composed by Joann Wechelus and printed by Sigif. Feyeranedij.
The author, Alexander Gwagnin [Alexandro Guagnino], was born in Verona, Italy in 1538. He served the princes of Poland as a soldier and statesman, and was rewarded for his services by being made commander of the fortress at Witepsk. He died in 1614, a Polish citizen in the city of Krakow.
The volume was presented by Reverend Cornelian Dende on behalf of the Polish Community of Buffalo, New York. A panel discussion followed entitled, The Book Collector, Rare Book Collections, and The University Library.
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- Finding Aid for the Two Millionth Volume Celebration
- Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
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