Adopted Rare Books

About the Program

You will help to protect the extraordinary Cushing/Whitney Historical collection and ensure its existence for future generations of scholars and students by making a gift to this project and adopting a rare book.

We will acknowledge your generous support with a certificate, along with an invitation for a personal tour and an introduction to your adopted book.

Book Author Title Year Adopted by
Ambroise Paré The works of that famous chirurgion Ambrose Paré 1649 Shepard B. Stone
Charles Darwin On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life 1859 Derek Kaufman
Isaac Newton Opticks: or, A treatise of the reflections, refractions, inflections and colours of light 1717 Derek Kaufman
Rene Laennec Treatise of the diseases of the chest 1821 Dr. Robert Homer
Joseph Priestley History and present state of discovery relating to vision, light and colors 1772 Dr. Mary Schley