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imagebank

About this collection

The Rare Book Image Bank is a growing repository of images from Saint Louis University's Rare Book Collection. Its purpose is to make a wide and rich selection of illustrations and decorative elements freely available to scholars and the public.

 

Through its use of metadata describing the subject matter, genre, format, and graphic content of the material, the Image Bank offers extensive vocabulary for searching. It also takes advantage of the power of the University Libraries' online catalog by linking each image with its source record.

 

The Image Bank is not limited to illustration. It also includes full-text works with important authors’ annotations – see in particular Walter Ong’s Ramus and Talon Inventory and two works by Peter Ramus. It is designed to accommodate various objects and formats and will grow over time to include other interesting features of the Rare Book Collection such as bindings, endpapers, and provenance evidence.

 

Keep in mind when using the Image Bank:

  • Clicking View Entire Collection retrieves a thumbnail for each work; clicking on the thumbnail reveals all digitized pages.
  • Browse the Image Bank by using suggested searches or the Narrow your search dropdowns. For targeted results, use Search or Advanced Search.
  • There are separate sets of navigation arrows for viewing search results and moving forward and backward within a work.
  • For more information about a work, follow the link to its catalog record.

Click View Entire Collection in the upper-left corner of your screen to get started.

 
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