IMG_6349The Friends of the Library supports the acquisition of new materials that foster academic achievement at the College of Charleston and help create a dynamic learning environment for the entire Lowcountry community. Your support of the Libraries collections is an investment in the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge at the College and throughout the region.

The titles that follow exemplify some of the specific selections that the library staff believes would be desirable to acquire for Special Collections:

  • Smith, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (London: Strahan and Cadell, 1776)
  • Gould, John.  Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands.  London:  the Author, 1837-1839.
  • Gould, John.  Monograph of the Pittidae (Ant-Thrushes).  Melbourne:  Hill House, 1880.
  • Hilton, William; Anthony Long; and Peter Fabian.  A relation of a discovery lately made on the coast of Florida, (from lat. 31. to 33 deg. 45 min. north-lat).  1664.   London, Printed by J.C. for S. Miller.
  • Ashe, Thomas.  Carolina, or a Description of the Present State of that Country.  1682.  Printed for W. C., London.
  •  Archdale, John.  A New Description of that Fertile and Pleasant Province of Carolina. 1707.  Printed for John Wyat, London.
  • Lawson, John.  A new voyage to Carolina:  containing the exact description and natural history of that country ; together with the present state thereof ; and a journal of a thousand miles, travel’d thro’ several nations of Indians ; giving a particular account of their customs, manners, etc.  1709. London.
  • Michaux, François André.  Histoire des arbres forestiers de l’Amérique Septentrionale, considérés principalement sous les rapports de leur usage dans les arts et de leur introduction dans le commerce …. 1810-1813 ((3 vols.).  Paris, Impr. de C. Haussmann et d’Hautel,
  • Michaux, André.  Histoire des chênes de l’Amérique; ou, Descriptions et figures de toutes les espèces et variétés de chênes de l’Amérique Septentrionale, considérées sous les rapports de la botanique, de leur culture et de leur usage. 1801 (IX).  Paris, De l’Impr. de Crapelet.
  • Holbrook, John Edwards.  North American herpetology : or, a description of the reptiles inhabiting the United States.  1836-1840 (4 vols.).  Philadelphia : J. Dobson.
  • Holbrook, John Edward.  Southern ichthyology: or, A description of the fishes inhabiting the waters of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. 1847. New York, Wiley & Putnam.
  • Plato, Hapanta ta tou Platonos [Omnia Platonis Opera], 2 vols. (Venice:  Aldi, et Andrea Soceri, 1513; first edition in Greek).
  • Palladio, Andrea.  I Quattro Libri dell’Architecturra (Venice:  Appresso    Dominico de Franceschi, 1570).
  • Gilbert, William.  De Magnete (London:  Petrus Short, 1600).
  • Shakespeare, William.  Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies Published According to the True Originall Copies (London:  Printed by Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623; first folio).
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus. DeRevolutionibus Orbium Coelestium [On Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres]. (1543).