Folios of William Shakespeare: The Walter Havighurst Special Collections is fortunate to hold a complete set of all Four Folios of the works of William Shakespeare, which were donated to Miami University in 1949 by Dr. O. O. Fisher. Fisher was a Miami alumnus (class of ’09) who went on to become an industrial surgeon and an avid book collector. The First, Second, and Fourth Folios are from the matched set once owned by Lord Leigh. The Third Folio was once a part of the collection of John Gribbel.
Pages from the Past: 145 original leaves from books and manuscripts, mounted, with descriptive captions, in cloth and paper board portfolios, as well as examples of cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and papyri. Ranges from ~2000 B.C. until the Modern Era.
Specimens of Oriental Manuscripts and Printing: A portfolio of original leaves taken from rare oriental books and manuscripts. Includes specimens of writing and/or printing in Sanskrit, Syriac, Armenian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Pali (on palm leaves; one folded), Chinese and Japanese.