Here at the University of Missouri Library Depositories, we’re all about the King. And while we couldn’t make it to Graceland to mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death last week, we were still celebrating here in Columbia. If you would like a little more Elvis in your life–and who wouldn’t, really–give a listen to this 1976 copy of Elvis’ The Sun Sessions, available now for check-out.
We're always making new discoveries in Special Collections, and this is one exciting find. This Roman missal was published by the Plantin-Moretus Press in 1701. It's bound in red velvet with silver clasps and decorations, gilt edges, leather tabs, and red silk bookmarks. The text is printed throughout in red and black, and there are amazing engravings after works by Rubens. Interestingly, the name of a previous owner is engraved on one of the clasps: "HAC Defresne Possessor – 1817."
There are six copies in WorldCat. Three, including ours, are in North America (two in the United States, and one in Canada). The others are in the Netherlands.