Maryland State Law Library Opens New Special Collections Room

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 18, 2006

Press release: “When the Maryland State Law Library opens its new Special Collections Room September 21, the long treasured and newly restored Audubon bird prints will have a new home. The expanded and enhanced room, which houses rare books, documents, and articles collected since the library’s founding in 1827, was built to preserve the room’s wealth of American and Maryland history. The Special Collections Room’s star is its 1830s edition of John James Audubon’s “Birds of America,” one of fewer than 100 in existence today. The library acquired the four-volume set in 1834 in its largest, ‘double-elephant folio’ size format. Similar collections have been sold at auction for millions of dollars.”

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