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Adopted Books

2017:

Rene Descartes, Musicae Compendium, 1683
— Adopted by the President's Advisory Council in honor of Jon Chenette.

Boydell's Shakespeare, 1852
— Adopted in memory of Joan F. Walker '68 by her classmates C. Elizabeth Howland, Dorothea Regal, and Patricia Cain.

Violet Oakley, The Great Wonder, 1922-24
— Adopted in honor of Franny Taft.

J.J. Audubon, The Birds of America, 1839 (octavo edition)
— Adopted in memory of Evelyn Scattergood Day '62 by friends.

2016: 

Walt Whitman. Leaves of Grass, Boston, 1860
— Adopted by Madge Baker and Katie Webb Johnson, both ‘62.

L. Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chicago, 1900
— Adopted by Madge Baker and Katie Webb Johnson, both ‘62.

Fanny Burney. Evelina, London, 1779.
— Adopted by Madge Baker and Katie Webb Johnson, both ‘62.

The Plays of William Shakespeare, edited by Samuel Johnson. London, 1765.
— Adopted by Hae Soon Hahn and Stephen J. Rosenbaum in honor of their daughter Elizabeth E. Rosenbaum, '16.

Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. London, 1818
—Adopted by Members of the Class of 1966 in honor of their classmate June Dwyer.

Paul Marie Letarouilly. Edifices de Rome Modern. Paris, 1970
—Adopted by Suzanne Farrell '84 in honor of her son Christopher Farrell '16.

2015: 

Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia. London, 1598.
— Adopted by Madge Baker and Katie Webb Johnson, both ‘62.

Bernard Picart, The Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the Various Nations of the Known World...London: Printed by William Jackson for Claude Du Bose, 1733-1739.
— Adopted by Dr. Kenneth Douglas Garbade and Mrs. Bernice Feuer Garbade '79 in honor of the graduation of their daughter Rachel Rose Garbade '15.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Dictionnaire de Musique. Paris: 1768.
— Adopted in honor of Cathy Baer, Vice-President of Alumnae/I Affairs and Development.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Le Antichita Romane. Rome: Printed by Giovanni Salomoni, 1784.
— Adopted by Bernice Feuer Garbade ‘79, and Family.

Flavius Josephus, The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, (Works. English.) New York: Printed and sold by William Durell, 1792.
— Adopted in honor of Jen Dahnert.

John Boydell, A Collection of Prints, from Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. London: Published by John and Josiah Boydell, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1803.
— Adopted by Bernice Feuer Garbade ‘79, and Family.

Thomas Robert Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population. London: Printed for J. Johnson by T. Bensley, 1803.
— Adopted by Paul Greenberg ’83.

William Blake, Illustrations of the Book of Job by William Blake. London: W. Blake, 1825. 
— Adopted by Bernice Feuer Garbade ‘79, and family.

William Morris, The Roots of the Mountains. London, 1890.
— Adopted by Michael Reed McLaughlin and Mary Hewitt ‘80.

William Morris, The Story of the Glittering Plain which has also been called the land of Living Men or the Acre of the Undying. Hammersmith, 1894.
— Adopted by Michael Reed McLaughlin and Mary Hewitt ‘80.

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted. Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896.
— Adopted in honor of Sara Hebblethwaite ‘60.

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted. Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896.
— Adopted in honor of Charlotte Jones.

Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs. New York: The Century Co., 1912.
— Adopted in honor of Yoshiomi Tamai.

John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace. London: 1919.
— Adopted by Paul Greenberg ‘83

Ruth Benedict, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946.
— Adopted in honor of Masao Kaneki.

Elizabeth Bishop, Brazil. New York: Time, Inc., 1962.
— Adopted by Katherine Hoyt ‘65.

2014:

Hartmann Schedel, Register des Buchs der Croniken und Geschichten. Nuremberg: Printed by Anton Koberger, 1493.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Leonhart Fuchs, Leonharti Fuchsii Medici. Basel: Michael Isengrim, 1549.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Conrad Gessner, Conradi Gesneri Medici Tigurini Historiae Animalium. Tiguri: Printed by Christoph Froschauer, 1551-1558.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Andreas Vesalius, Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis inuictissimi Caroli V. Imp. Medici De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. Venice: Printed by Francesco de Franceschi and Giovanni Chrieger, 1568.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Rembert Dodoens, Remberti Dodonaei Mechliniensis medici Caesarei Stirpium historiae pemptades sex, sive, libri XXX. Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1583.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Philippe Rubens, Electorum Libri II. Antwerp: Printed by Jan Moretus, 1608.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Gerhard Mercator, Atlas Minor. Amsterdam: 1634.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Amsterdam, 1650.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius, D'Amboinsche Rariteitkamer. Amsterdam: Printed by François Halma, 1705.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

J.-P. Rameau, Fragments Représentés Devant le Roi a Fontainebleau. (Ballets. Librettos. Selections). Paris, 1754.
— Adopted in honor of Sabrina L. Pape, Director of Libraries, 1996-2014.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, New York. [1789].
— Adopted by Roberta Shaffer ‘74.

Dickens, Charles, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Philadelphia, 1836-1837. 5 vols.
— Adopted by Jared Berenholz ‘10.

William Hogarth, The Works of William Hogarth from the Original Plates. Restored by James Heath, essay by John Nichols. London, 1882.
— Adopted by Debra Fagel Treyz ‘74, in honor of James Treyz.

Poliphili Hypnerotomachia. London, 1904.
— Adopted by Dr. Ellen Marmur ‘91, in memory of Professor John W. Moore and Dr. Betty L. Moore.

Andreas Vesalius, Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis Icones Anatomicae. New York, NY; Munich: 1934.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

Hans Sachs, Das Standebuch. Leipzig, 1934.
— Adopted by Sydney Hessel ‘12, and her friends and family, in honor of Professor Susan Kuretsky.

2013: 

John Smith, The True Travels, Adventures, and Observations of Captaine John Smith, in Europe, Asia, Affrica, and America, from Anno Domini 1593, to 1629. London: Printed by J.H. for Thomas Slater, 1630.
— Adopted in memory of Mable Mihaly.

King James Bible. London, 1640.
— Adopted in memory of Cecil Augustus Brown, by his granddaughter, Heather R. A. McClean ‘97.

Virgil, Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica et Æneis. Birmingham,1757.
— Adopted in honor of Mary Arista White ‘58, by Molly Batchelder, Ann Dunipace, Patty George, Kaki Robinson and Gail Wilson.

Lady's Magazine. London: Printed for GGJ and J:Robinson, 1792 and 1811. 2 vol.
— Adopted by Madge Baker and Katherine Johnson, both ‘62.

Andrew Jackson Downing, A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening… New York & London, 1844. 
— Adopted in honor of President's Advisory Council members Debra Fagel Treyz '74 and Lorna Bade Goodman '63 P'88.

Le Monde Elegant. 1866-1868. 
— Adopted by Madge Baker and Katherine Johnson, both ‘62.

Le Petit Messager/Le Bon Ton. Paris. Société des journaux de modes réunis, n.d.
— Adopted in memory of Aquilla Mahalith Evans Brown, by her granddaughter, Heather R. A. McClean ‘97.

Dard Hunter, Before Life Began, 1883-1923. Cleveland: Rowfant Club, 1941.
— Adopted in memory of Mable Mihaly.

Pencil drawings by William Blake, first and second series, edited by Geoffrey Keynes. London: Nonesuch Press, 1927 and 1956.
— Adopted by Joan Jewett ‘52, in memory of Nancy Spofford Yerkes ‘52.

1971 Vassar Sit-In Films. Poughkeepsie, NY, 1971.
— Adopted by Theodore M. Lieverman, Susan Anable and Andrew Cohn, all ‘71.

2012:

Richard Hakluyt, The Principall Navigations, Voiages, and Discoveries of the English Nation. London, 1589.
— Adopted in honor of the marriage of James Kautz and Mary Nickerson.

Daniel Defoe, Roxana. London, 1742.
— Adopted by Yuki Sato.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Vedute di Roma. Roma, 1748. 2 vols.
— Adopted by Debra Fagel Treyz ‘74, in honor of James Treyz. 

Rigobert Bonne, Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe…. Geneva? 1780?.
— Adopted in honor of the marriage of James Kautz and Mary Nickerson.

Maria Mitchell, Maria Mitchell Papers. 1853-2007 (bulk 1853-1889).
— Adopted in grateful acknowledgement of the service of Abigail Baird ‘91; Marianne Begemann ‘79; Christopher Smart ‘83; Kate Susman; and Joseph Tanski ‘95.

John Burroughs, Wake-robin. 1871.
— Adopted by John Mihaly ‘74, in honor of the 80th birthday of Mary Pick Hines ‘53, mentor and friend.

Leo Tolstoy, Zhivoi Trup. Moskva, 1912. 
— Adopted for Peter Holodny ‘86 and Alexander Holodny ‘10, with thanks for their hospitality to the President’s International Advisory Council in London. 

The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany. Garden City, NY, 1914.
— Adopted by President Catharine Hill and the Vassar Sesquicentennial Committee in honor of Leslie Jackson Chihuly ‘83, and Dale Chihuly, with gratitude for their friendship and hospitality.

2011:


Choir Psalter and Cistercian Gradual. probably Spanish, n.d.
— Adopted by Margo Zitin, Elaine Romberg, Emily Ellen B. Mudryk, Marianne Buchenhorner, Hazel Tishcoff, Marily Kaplan, Sarnia H. Hoyt, and Mary Jean Winter in memory of Lynn Marie Cabot ‘60.

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet. London, 1598.
— Adopted by Laura Scileppi ‘04.

Thomas Paine, Common Sense Addressed to the Inhabitants of America. 1792.
— Adopted by friends of John Brown, with gratitude for his peerless Common Sense. 

Strong, Asa, The American Flora, or History of Plants and Wild Flowers. New York, 1846.
— Adopted by Adam Lee ‘81.

2010: 

Hours of the Virgin. France, for use of Amiens, circa 1500.
— Adopted by Madge Baker, Katherine Johnson, Nancy Beal, Adele Gignoux, and Nancy MacKnight, all ‘62.

John James Audubon, Ornithological Biography. Edinburgh, 1831-39. 5 vols.
— Adopted by Lorraine Willis Stevens ‘42.

Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species. London, 1859.
— Adopted by John B. Wolf ‘74, in honor of his daughter Amy I. Wolf.

William Shakespeare, Shakspere's Works. London, 1864.
— Adopted by Dorothy Candib ‘76, and Edward Engel in honor of Mr. Arthur Candib.

Flaxman's Dante. London, 1867.
— Adopted by friends and family of Caroline Bryant Beebe ‘56, in her honor.

Boccioni, Pittura Scultura Futuriste. Milan, 1914.
— Adopted by Leslie Shih ‘90.

2009: 

Hours of the Virgin. France, probably Paris, 1420-1443.
— Adopted by Jeannette Harper ‘60.

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed. London, 1542.
— Adopted by Frances B. Hogg ‘62.

Martin Luther, Der achte Teil der Bücher des Ehrwirdigen Herrn D. Martini Lutheri. Vol. 8. Wittenberg: Hans Luft, 1556.
— Adopted by Jeannette Harper ‘60.

The Bible, Translated According to the Ebrew and Greeke. London: C. Barker, 1582.
— Adopted by Phoebe Anderson McCarthy ‘69 in honor of Stephen McCarthy ‘10.

Alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Variorum: with the Prolegomena of Scriblerus. London: Printed for A. Dod, 1729.
— Adopted by Houhynhnm ’63.

Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations. London, 1776. 2 vols.
— Adopted by Paul Greenberg ‘83.

Humphrey Repton, Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape and Gardening. London: printed by T Bensley for J. Taylor, 1816.
— Adopted by Lorna Bade Goodman ‘63.

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass; Passage to India. [New York: J.S. Redfield and 3 others]; Washington, D.C.: [Sold by Walt Whitman], 1871.
— Adopted by Cathy Baer, John Mihaly ‘75, Ryan Hart, Jen Dahnert, Mary Carole Starke in honor of Barbara Vogelstein ‘76.