By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow
Cool@Hoole thought it’d be fun to feature our staff’s favorites from among our collections. After all, closed stacks collections mean that users rely on us to know our materials in and out so that we can share the best resources for their classes or research. Along the way, we’ve not only become experts on our holdings, but also found items that we are particularly drawn to ourselves.
So, just as bookstores have “staff favorites” or “staff recommendation” shelves, we’ll have occasional blog posts showing our best picks from Hoole. Read about April Burnett, Ashley Bond, Allyson Holliday, and Kevin Ray‘s favorites in previous posts.
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Amy Chen’s favorite item is Higinii, hystorigraphi et phylosophi argutissimi libri quattuor non solum poeticas & hystoricas verum et astronomicas (Rare Books QB41 .H9 1517). Amy found this book by accident when pulling resources for a student interested in the history of astronomy. While the student did not request this particular book, she couldn’t resist opening it up when she was looking due to the beauty of the binding. She is captivated by the book’s age and its gorgeous illustrations of constellations.